houses, Uncategorized

Organic Vessels

Guido van Besouw is a doyen of the glass world. With over 30 years in the profession, the Durban-based craftsman has developed an innate understanding of the medium that is almost unmatched locally. So, with statement glass making a noise on the trend scene this year, his work has drawn our gaze. These decorative organic vessels, in particular, have made it onto our wish list. Carefully blown and shaped by the master himself, they ooze clean, chic simplicity. Their flowing teardrop forms reflect Guido’s long-term interest in nature. In fact, each vessel beautifully captures a sense of streaming water or billowing curls of coloured smoke. Their appeal is also in their unique irregularities and imperfections – a slight lean, a seductive asymmetry. As each is individually handcrafted - born of sand and fire - you can be sure that your personal piece has not been repeated. Now that’s as ‘organic’ as it gets. Guido’s vessels are available in a range of colours, shapes and sizes from OKHA Interiors, okha.com, 021-461-7233. They sell for R3 154 each. To see more of Guido van Besouw’s gorgeous glass products visit his website at guido-van-besouw.co.za. Text: Dayle Kavonic