ADEX Awards Call For Entries 2020-21

PET Pitcher

Best of 2020
Nominee
Our mission for 2020 was to create new Useful products that function as food and water storage to replace one-time-use plastic containers. The PET Pitcher is mold blown into a from taken from used and discarded water bottles. The safety orange paracord handle can also be used as emergancy cord. Here the glass so closely resembles plastic in an artistic manor that is a reminder of our part in sustaining our environment.

Sustainability

Our furnace is electric powered by wind credits, and produces zero CO2 emissions. We only use biodegradable and recycled packaging and paper products.

Notes

This product is part of our new line USEFUL, which debts in September 2020

Experimenting with form and technique is paramount to Esque’s core ambition. Esque was founded by artists Justin Parker and Andi Kovel. Extraordinary attention to detail and quality supports an innovative vision for functional accessories, lighting and architectural elements that are driven by a fascination with the inherent attributes of glass. Each unique creation is both a fine piece of art and a sought-after collectible. Esque studio was built using cutting-edge technology to reduce waste and gas consumption. Our wind credit electric furnace runs up to ten times more efficiently than traditional gas furnaces and produce zero CO2 emissions. Justin and Andi started as glass blowers for hire and found that time ‘linked us together as far as our passion for, and interest in, pushing the medium goes. We are each other’s perfect foil.’ The duo have risen to international acclaim over the past twenty years (they were recently honored by Time Magazine as one of the ‘Design 100’, today’s one hundred most influential international designers) and now lead the American market for hand-blown, modern, functional glass work. Justin, most famous for his skill in creating enormous pieces of glass, studied under Italian masters with a focus on handmade glass sculpture. He is an accomplished artist, exhibiting at venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art,and he has also produced fine art pieces for artists including Jim Dine, Kiki Smith and Tony Oursler. Andi is internationally celebrated as an influential accessory designer, glass blower and fine artist. She has exhibited with Claus Oldenburg, Damien Hirst and Kiki Smith, and has designed glass lines for Ralph Lauren, Anthropologie and Donna Karan, but she is most recognized for her new forms and techniques in the field of glass. Hand producing a collection of gorgeous vessels and edgy decorative accessories, inspiring art and beauty.

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Portland OR 97217
United States
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Esque Studio
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