Nestled in the heart of The Netherlands, Studio Zar stands as a testament to the fusion of creativity and craftsmanship in the world of mouth-blown glass. Specializing in crafting functional glass objects that seamlessly bridge the gap between design and art.
At the helm of Studio Zar, stands the visionary designer and founder, Galaves Esmailzadeh.
What distinguishes Studio Zar's creations is not only the aesthetic appeal but also the narrative woven into each piece. Galaves and the team are storytellers, and the objects are chapters in a larger tale. Every piece has a story, a history, and a purpose that resonates with those who cherish the beauty of craftsmanship and the depth of design.
Studio Zar believes in the profound beauty of owning a few objects that carry deeper significance rather than amassing a multitude of items with little or no meaning. It is this ethos that propels them to create pieces that transcend fleeting fads and stand the test of time.
Studio Zar chooses to keep their production rooted in European countries with a long and storied history in mouth blown glass and furthermore working exclusively with master glassblowers. This deliberate choice safeguards the unique expertise and quality that are integral to the creations but also play a vital role in preserving the time-honored craft of glassblowing, preventing it from slipping into oblivion.
A Studio Zar piece serves as a reminder of the beauty and value of traditional craftsmanship. “Our creations are living works of art, each with its own story to tell. They defy the cold precision of machines and instead bear the warmth and soul of the artisans who poured their passion into every single piece”.
The process behind Studio Zar's glass objects is a mesmerizing dance of heat, skill, and creativity. Each piece begins with molten glass, its vibrant, glowing core reminiscent of a star's fiery embrace. It's here that the magic truly begins. The glass is carefully gathered, and the delicate yet intricate process of shaping begins.
As the hot glass meets the wooden mold, the possibilities become endless. No two pieces are the same, and each one carries the marks of its own journey through the creative process. Small bells that seem to sing softly in the glass and spinning lines that dance with grace are the marks of a unique piece that has been lovingly crafted by hand. It's these imperfections that add value and charm. These masterpieces are destined to be cherished and admired for generations to come.