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q|co

q|co is a Colorado-based design and manufacturing house specializing in the production of high-end furniture, lighting and object designs.

 

As a company, we aspire to:

 

Create beautiful, enduring design without depleting the earth’s resources

Infuse the built environment with the sense of wonder and curiosity often experienced in natural scapes

Foster sustainable careers for local artists, designers, craftsmen and manufacturers

Employ strategic product/product life-cycle design to promote social and environmental well-being

 
 
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Inquire Within

q|co was born from the spirit of inquiry and is structured to advance individual design within a collaborative environment.

Designers work alongside each other—sharing resources and ideas to efficiently move designs from concept to reality.

Together, we aim to propel the design conversation forward by continuously asking questions of ourselves, our designs, and our intentions as q|co.

 

Designers/Principles

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Jason McCloskey

Founder | Designer
Jason studied traditional woodworking before earning an MFA in Furniture Design from RISD. He has more than twenty years of experience in furniture design, complimented by 15+ years working in outdoor education. His portfolio includes complex bent laminations that highlight the potential fluidity of wood.  

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Trystin Sova

Founder | Designer
Trystin is interested in design as a tool to advance social and environmental well-being. Her studies include human geographies, photojournalism, industrial design and traditional woodworking. Her designs employ pattern and unexpected geometries to invite both curiosity and stillness.

 

Collaborators

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Elish Warlop

Designer
Elish is a Brooklyn-based lighting and furniture designer who's work explores the paradox of motion within stillness. Her beginnings in architecture, construction management and jewelry design allow her to work across scales, creating ethereal forms that are simple and dynamic in equal parts. Elish holds a BA in Architecture from Cornell University and an MFA in Furniture Design from RISD.  

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Laura Kishimoto

Designer
A graduate of RISD, Laura was initially drawn to furniture because of its unique ability to exist as both product and sculptural object, both design and fine art. Her pieces extend simple forms into ornate repetitions, creating sinuous, often mesmerizing compositions that, in the artists words, "appear to have formed without human intervention."

Inspiration

experience shapes design shapes experience
Below: a collection of things that move us, last updated May 1, 2019. 

installations by local artist Patrick Marold

installations by local artist Patrick Marold

miscellaneous scenes from the shop

miscellaneous scenes from the shop

tan series by Maik Lippe

tan series by Maik Lippe

austere images by aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski

austere images by aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski

the fascinating Strandbeests by Theo Jansen

the fascinating Strandbeests by Theo Jansen

hyperrealistic glacier paintings by Zaria Forman

hyperrealistic glacier paintings by Zaria Forman