Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, The Glass Arch
Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin have been working as a team since 1980. For twenty years they had their studio in Switzerland, and in 2001 they moved to Paris. Independent artists and designers, working principally in glass, they concentrate on one of a kind vessels, larger sculptural works and installations for private and public spaces. Growing out of two distinct cultural traditions in glass, thar of Sweden - layered colors, sober and clean forms, and that of Italy, with its exuberance and rich unique cutting tradition of battuto and inciso (originating with Carlo Scarpa at Venini in the 30s and 40s), their work beautifully transcends the marriage of techniques used in its making. Years of constant experimentation, combining traditions from North and South, in a blend unique to themselves, Baldwin and Guggisberg have acheived an original expression, an art in which they are masters. They have received many design and art awards and published several books. Their work is in private collections and museums worldwide.