Experimenting with form and technique, Esque achieves a coherent vision of functional accessories, lighting and architectural detailing. Their interest is in the inherent attributes of glass, which they infuse into the details and designs of each Esque object. Each piece produced is handmade to order, and is a unique, functional, collectable piece of art. Esque evolved through the collaboration between Justin Parker and Andi Kovel. The duo has risen to international acclaim over the past 10 years, (most recently honored by Time magazine as one of the ‘design 100: today’s most influential international designers) and are leaders in the American market for hand-blown, modern, functional glass works. Justin Parker is best known for his knowledge and skill in creating enormous pieces of glass. He studied under Italian masters with a focus on glass sculpture. Justin has produced fine art pieces for artists including: Jim Dine, Kiki Smith and Tony Oursler. Andi Kovel is celebrated internationally as an influential accessory designer and glass blower, in addition to her career as a fine artist. She has exhibited with Claus Oldenburg, Damien Hirst and Kiki Smith, has designed glass lines for Ralph Lauren and Donna Karen and is most recognized for her new forms, techniques and concepts in the field of glass.