THERSIC is the collaborative project of industrial designer, Wes Cox, and artist/illustrator, Kiersten Essenpreis.  To be viewed as an extension of their studio/loft, it’s a combination of ideas, objects, and images they both collect and create.

The word thersic has been in Wes’ family for generations, a made up term used by his great grandmother, Mimi, it supposedly was coined by her grandmother.  A thersic, best defined as a “treat”, or “little treasure”, was often given as a special reward to well behaved grandchildren, or as a small surprise gift to a close and dear friend.

THERSIC has since been used by Wes and Kiersten to help define their design aesthetic, develop small collaborative projects, and of course, to collect more treats of the eye.  Kiersten and Wes currently live and work in Brooklyn, NY.


Email us at kiersten {at} youfail {dot} com or  wes {at} wescox {dot} com



  1. Comment by De
    January 1, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    your great-grandmother would be proud.

  2. May 25, 2010 @ 5:24 am

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  4. Comment by gil zablodovsky
    June 7, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    i would love to send you a fahion waer that i have made,
    whom should i send it to?

    thank you

    gil zablodovsky

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