Peter Layton’s gorgeous glassware in aid of the orangutan

The glass artist’s Gito collection is inspired by the colours of the Borneo rainforest and raises funds for Orangutan Veterinary Aid

The collection, price on request, is named after Gito, an orphan orangutan Layton and his wife adopted
The collection, price on request, is named after Gito, an orphan orangutan Layton and his wife adopted

The latest collection by the celebrated glass artist Peter Layton is named after Gito, an orphan orangutan he and his wife adopted following a holiday in Indonesia. On a trek through the Bornean rainforest they saw first-hand how the primates’ population has been devastated by logging and deforestation to create space for oil palm plantations. Fifty-five per cent of the orangutan’s habitat has disappeared over the past 20 years, and the animal’s population has also halved since the 1960s. The works in the collection are freeblown, their teardrop shapes swirling with shades of green and red, which evoke the Bornean rainforest. Prices start at £350 and 20 per cent of the proceeds will go to Orangutan Veterinary Aid, a charity that provides veterinary equipment, medication and training to vets working in orangutan rescue projects in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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