Glaze Studio Merges Form, Function, and Style
Now more than ever, it feels so important to make our spaces feel like a safe haven. A simple way to do this is to be intentional about the sensory experience of our home. Lighting and other simple comforts can be the difference between a room full of stuff and a space that truly works for us as we sit inside of it. The secret always lies in the details. This is why I was immediately smitten with glaze — their designs reinvent classics, always with a stroke of genius and a spark for modern invention. The beloved U-Candle is double trouble.
Between their matchboxes and their chic candles — glaze studio is about making the smallest details striking with an emphasis on quality materials and artisanal production. The U-candle is a dual burning candle that is hand-poured with 100% beeswax and secured with a solid brass holder. The statuesque design reinterprets the taper candle; pair it with their handmade classic wood matchboxes from North American lumber for a thoughtful touch to any room.
Akeem and Stephanie Glaze launched their namesake brand in 2017 as a lifestyle product design studio based in NYC. The husband and wife duo set out to create authentic, quality designs with an emphasis on attention to detail. Their products aim to balance form, function, and experience — the goal was to make pieces that are a subdued statement in your home. Each glaze piece is carefully crafted with influences from the pair’s roots in the Northeast and Palm Beach.
They have a hands-on approach to their process; all finishing work is done in-house at their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They complete each piece by hand to ensure there is a consistent final product that’s meticulously crafted.
Glaze studio believes form, material, and utility is an integral part of their design process. They utilize hand sketches, mock-ups, digital models, and 3D printing to produce a prototype that can be assessed for form and function before continuing into production. Their belief? That problem solving through experimentation is crucial to developing inspiring design solutions — and it shows with their imaginative take on simple products like taper candles and matchboxes.
We’re crazy about the U Candle, aka the perfect gift for any inspiring host in your life, especially if that means you. Spoil someone who appreciates functional items in chic packaging with a set of accompanying matches. These handmade pieces arrest any dinner party with the ritualistic lighting of a candle or a fireplace. Lighters be gone —matches are back and here to stay.