glaze is a lifestyle product design studio based in New York City. It was founded by Akeem Pierre Glaze and Stephanie Marie DelVecchio in 2017.
Design is at the core of our ethos. We create authentic, quality items designed with distinct attention to detail and an emotive experience in mind. We draw on influences from our roots in Palm Beach and the Northeast, and infuse the two lifestyles into our products through color, material, form, and imagery. Each material we use is selected for its innate qualities and bold characteristics, and each product we manufacture is made with integrity in collaboration with small, family-owned American lumberyards, woodworkers, and candlemakers.
At glaze, we dedicate much time to the product creation process. Through hand sketches, physical mock-ups, digital modeling, and 3D printing, we are able to quickly produce usable prototypes in order to perfect form and function before moving forward with production. We believe that problem solving through experimentation is crucial to developing inspiring design solutions.
Our studio space is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We use this space for all in-house concept creation, designing, prototyping, some manufacturing, and all product finishing work. The finishing work of each piece is where our products come to life. We meticulously complete each piece by hand, ensuring all details are in place for a consistent final product.