‘(Bar)barian’ by No.1 Son & Esque

Born of a meditation on authenticity, the recent collaboration between design studio No. 1 Son and the innovative glassmakers at Portland-based Esque Studio flirts with scale and fantasy for a collection of modern heirlooms.

The beautifully provocative collection is the upshot of both a collective desire to create meaningful objects, and No. 1 Son founder Travis Harvey’s carefully considered look at Miles Orvell’s book “The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture.”

While the project involved months of discourse between Esque partners Justin Parker and Kovel and Harvey (who draws on design chops as head designer of Nike’s Pro Combat collection), the anachronistically savage items speak for themselves, standing out for their surprising mix of materials and overall symbolism.

Read the original blog post here on Cool Hunting.