After graduating from college with a degree in industrial design, Joseph Pagano moved to New York and decided to start his own business producing decorative art, furniture and lighting. His goal was to combine beautiful materials with functional design using old work craftsmanship with attention to detail. Over the years he focused primarily on blown glass as the material for because he found it an incredibly versatile medium. He created unique pieces using various techniques including the utilization of tile mosaics for standing panels and tables to colored glass rods, which the become the stripes you see in many of his designs.
Everything he creates is custom and designed by him. He manufactures everything himself to keep the details and materials consistent. His future plans are to branch out in to other materials to incorporate with glass, such as steel, bronze and stone. Joseph believes that’s what is so exciting for him as an artist and designer is being able to merge the two together and at the same time work on what he loves.