Based in: Portland OR
Designers and master craftsmen Andi Kovel and Justin Parker create and define Esque Studio as a collaboration rooted in the innovative exploration of glass. The two met in Brooklyn at Urban Glass where they worked as artists for hire to elite fine artists and designers. Their shared vision and aspiration gave birth to Esque, with the concept of creating modern, functional, concept-based glassware aimed at the design industry and away from the pedestal. For the past 20+ years the duo have led a movement in glass by shattering the rules and redefining notions of craft and material associated with their medium.
Esque Studio In The Studio
Esque is an original collection of glass designs by Andi Kovel, that capture her iconic perspective.The material properties of glass are magnified with exploration, curiosity and tradition. ESQUE aims to enchant and elevate the expression of glass. Notably risen to international acclaim, named as Time Magazine’s “Design 100", today’s most influential and inspired international designers.
More About Esque Studio
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the unique magic of the material itself and try to capture it's inherent nature in my work.
Describe your creative process.
I draw everything in sketchbooks, over and over with slight changes in proportion and outline. I have countless journals filled with ideas, I'm always designing.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Magical, gorgeous, enchanting
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Marcel Wonders, Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce, Emmanuel Babled
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Music and an ice cold drink.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Make stuff, break stuff, have fun!
Where do you go for inspiration?
Historical styles and imaginary worlds
Collections Featuring Esque Studio
School of Visual Arts
United States of America, 1995
University of Colorado
United States of America, 1991