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Esque Studio

Born: 1999

Hometown: Portland

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.

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More About Esque Studio

Question IconWhat inspires you?

I'm inspired by the unique magic of the material itself and try to capture it's inherent nature in my work.

Question IconDescribe 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.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Magical, gorgeous, enchanting

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Marcel Wonders, Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce, Emmanuel Babled

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Music and an ice cold drink.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Make stuff, break stuff, have fun!

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Historical styles and imaginary worlds


Collections Featuring Esque Studio

1 Collection

Maximalist Design

Maximalist Design

67 Artists, 85 Products

Last updated: November 10, 2022


Credentials

Education

School of Visual Arts

United States of America, 1995

University of Colorado

United States of America, 1991