Geoffrey is a long-time collaborator and friend of the brand. We have released multiple collections together over the years, always utilizing luxurious raw materials and details, always in opulent, covetable and reusable vessels.
Geoffrey is based in California, and we are in New York. Still, we share many of the same values. Our projects together are labors of love, thoughtful and rare, which makes this newest edition (well over a year in the making) timely, if costly.
We commissioned glass artist Jennifer Morgan of Mill Valley to blow glass and put each piece through a softened broken glass dip process. Each is handmade and signed.
Today, more than ever, the idea of something broken coming (back) together to create balanced beauty feels special.
2020 is a non-stop challenge, but we are up for it.
To that end, 30% of proceeds from the Geoffrey Young Design x Joya "Erba" Limited Edition are being directed to Direct Relief, a non-partisan, 501c3 non-profit charitable organization with a mission to “improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care."
Their invaluable work includes COVID-19 outbreak response and wildfire relief domestically, as well as supporting disaster-affected communities worldwide.
Geoffrey Young is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design. Inspiration comes to him from the crash between the simplicity of minimalism and the abundance of the Baroque, chemistry and nature in all its elemental forms.
Jennifer Morgan is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Inspiration comes to her from the natural organic shapes around us, combining those forms with the magical way light bounces and moves through glass—to manipulate the fluidity of glass and capture a perfect moment.