The first thing that welcomes you to Vessel is the vivid array of contemporary glass sitting in its large window displays. Venture inside and it soon becomes clear that this is more than just a store. Established by Angel Monzon in 1999, Vessel is a shop-cum-gallery that supplies both functional glass and decorative pieces by masters of the medium such as Hackman, Stelton and Salviati glass. Monzon was inspired to start Vessel after amassing a personal collection of beautiful glass and ceramics that deserved its own home. He now runs Vessel as “a catalyst between the industry and artist,” viewing the store as a vehicle to marry craft, design, and business. On the upper level you’ll find a varied selection of functional items that include candelabras, vases, tableware and cutlery as well as some sculptural, decorative pieces. On the floor below Monzon enjoys exhibiting work that’s closer to his own ideals of the purity of design. Artists like Simon Moore have shown their work in the basement gallery and if you were ever in need of convincing about the adaptable beauty of glass in art, then Vessel is the place to receive an education. Show lessRead more

    114 Kensington Park Road , London


    Home & Design

    Decor, Design

    Public Transport
    Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle, District)
    Ladbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith)

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