The origins of Nosqua
Nosqua is glass designers collective who met at the National School of Glass. As the shared the same ambition, they decided to combine their skills to develop unique objects, combining savoir-faire and design.
Our breadcrumb trail
As founders, we adopted the goal of honoring French creation by realizing top-of-the-range products in small series or tailor-made. Our philosophy : creating intriguing pieces of artwork; pieces which can be looked from different vantage points and thus invite the user to manipulate them. These products essentially take the form of glass walls, luminaires, and furniture.
Made in France
Our crucial values include well-being, respect, and appreciation. This is the reason why we chose to work as much as possible with French partners and suppliers. We care about highlighting our savoir-faire but also the variety of local companies and materials offered by French regions.
Glass is infinitely recyclable and rotproof, thus being a naturally ecological material. However, its fabrication and transformation are energy-intensive. To limit our impact, we are establishing the automatic sorting of glass scraps and we reuse them while fabricating other products. Furthermore, we believe that creating products with their own story make them intemporal for their purchasers.
Gauthier DietschiCofounder - Technician glass artist
“I have a passion for glass since I was a child. I am constantly looking for new techniques and other ways for me to feel this incredible material. I like the idea that I can reinterpret traditional techniques but in a contemporary way in order to push it to its limits. It is a tow-way relationship since I learn from glass everyday by pushing away its experienced limits. Glass is a support, a material, a subject which, changes and models itself endlessly. It only needs you to know how to work with it and a bit of mastery”.
Manon FernandezCofounder - Product designer, glass artist
“As I am someone intrigued by anything entering my field of view, I am looking for meaning in any detail. I am convinced that ingenuity often hides itself behind simplicity. It is all the more true concerning product design because we often consider objects from everyday life as an extension of our gestures. Though I find a high satisfaction in the scientific precision and sobriety of lines, I also feel refreshed by extravagance and unexpectedness. It gives a new dimension to objects, a presence which I find irresistibly attractive."
Juliette BoussicaultCo-founder - Glass artist
“We are inspired by the idea that each artist or craftsman can print on glass his vision of things. Working with its own hands a material as complete as glass is a real pleasure. Witnessing the evolution of glass from baking to surface treatments is extremely inspiring. Glass is an infinite source of inspiration : it can simultaneously break, flow, stretch, creas or being cut”.