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IDENTITY

At GUAXS we try to develop sculptural objects, that change the atmosphere of a room and have an effect on the people around them.
 

We draw our inspiration from forms of nature and cultural artefacts, always influenced by personal experience gathered on travels, intuition and close observation.
 

Our objects are made of authentic and sustainable materials, manufactured by hand following practical knowledge and handcraft techniques developed over centuries. Each piece shows the variable traces of human work on its surface, creating interplay between sculptural form and texture.


More specifically, the design of our glass objects combines these aspects with a nuanced and strong color impression, leading to a smooth and natural appearance. This allows them to integrate well into any architecture, while remaining something special and magic at the same time.

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DESIGN

The design of our products is based on a philosophy that both intuitively and consciously leaves its mark on the experience of form. Cultural inspiration, the preservation of manual skills and the effort to create objects which have an organic effect are closely interwoven during this process. The search for a new shape is a process that requires further explanation.
 

The origin of a new form is situated somewhere between a pool of forms inspired by nature or culture,the process of experience and a spontaneous idea. Starting from this spiritual moment, the evolution of form continues all the way through the visual dimension of draft to the physical experience of the hands while moulding. This, however, is not the end; the object has to undergo one more procedure to arrive at its final form.
 

At this point, the artisan joins in this process by working on the material. It is crucial to note that the characteristics of the material are not in contrast with the manual processing, and that surfaces are not just additional decor. In fact, the surface becomes an integral part of the object without leaving a cold and functional impression. If this succeeds, truly individual forms begin to develop: Design as an event in itself!

At GUAXS we try to develop sculptural objects, that change the atmosphere of a room and have an effect on the people around them. We draw our inspiration from forms of nature and cultural artefacts, always influenced by personal experience gathered on travels, intuition and close observation.

 

Our objects are made of authentic and sustainable materials, manufactured by hand following practical knowledge and handcraft techniques developed over centuries. Each piece shows the variable traces of human work on its surface, creating interplay between sculptural form and texture.

 

More specifically, the design of our glass objects combines these aspects with a nuanced and strong color impression, leading to a smooth and natural appearance. This allows them to integrate well into any architecture, while remaining something special and magic at the same time.

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PROCESS AND HANDWORK OF GLASS PROCESSING AT GUAXS

At GUAXS, the distinctive character and quality of all objects begins during the process of creation. Both the selection of materials and the choice of manufacturers and cutters are made with the highest care. Mastery of exceptional craftsmanship and years of experience play a central role in this selection. In addition, all our manufacturers come from countries where the craft has a long tradition. Only years of learning special practices and techniques can result in a product that meets our level of quality.

The inspiration for our work comes from the deep study of different cultures and the tracing of their common characteristics from ancient to modern times. In line with this work principle, we strive to preserve the craft and its local tradition. Another quality feature of all GUAXS objects is their individual appearance. Each form is characterized by a variety of inspirations and the expression

of one' s own creativity. All glass objects are mouth-blown and are produced purely by hand. Even the finishing of the surface is done individually by hand. Our GUAXS objects are mainly produced in small, exclusive factories.

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THE
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TAKES SHAPE

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It takes many preliminary steps before the glassblower can blow the hot glass into a GUAXS mold. First of all, a metal mold must be made by hand for each piece, which corresponds exactly to our GUAXS shape. Because of the sophisticated and characteristic shapes GUAXS is known for, such a special metal mold can only be created by the best craftsmen.

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Glass blowing in GUAXS shapes requires the highest level of skill and concentration and can only be done by experienced craftsmen. Especially when it involves multiple layers of colored glass, uniquely combined by GUAXS. Small bubbles that appear in the process are natural traces of handwork.

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After days of cooling, the various phases of grinding and polishing follow. After different grinds have been developed and tried out in the design process, they now find their way into use. In several intricate and careful steps, the glass surface is cut by hand. This gives the object its individual structure and unique character.

Every singel GUAXS shape is a unique object.

A one-of-a-kind piece of the highest craftsmanship.

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