glaze is a lifestyle product design studio founded by Akeem Pierre Glaze and Stephanie Marie DelVecchio in 2017. The NYC-based studio creates products designed with distinct attention to detail and an emotive experience in mind.
glaze strives to make every product a statement piece for the home and an art object whose innate value is transformed through new experiences.
PALM BEACH and the northeast
glaze draws on influences from their roots in Palm Beach and the Northeast. glaze infuses the two lifestyles into their products through color, material, imagery, and vibe.
MADE WITH INTEGRITY
glaze manufactures each piece in collaboration with a small network of craftspeople. glaze uses natural materials selected for their innate qualities and bold characteristics.
glaze's first product introduction was the Wooden Matchbox, originally created by Akeem Pierre Glaze in 2009. Akeem signs every matchbox as a mark of his original concept.
The matchbox creation process begins with cutting all wooden components to their precise dimension, meticulously assembling all parts, and sanding down each box to a precise tolerance for a perfect fit. Each matchbox is finished with an all-natural protective coat, and buffed to a soft-touch finish. glaze then applies a striking surface to each box, and stuffs them with custom cut matches.
The U Candle is a new addition to glaze's assortment. Drawing on sculpture and utility, glaze reimagined the experience of burning a candle by reinterpreting how conventional taper candles are secured, molded, and used.
glaze spent months developing the candle's form through handmade sketch models and explorations in 3D modeling. After tedious experimentation with subtle twists on basic geometries and lofted shapes, glaze reached a form solution that was both sculptural and functional.