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SWDZ » Plastic Alchemy

Plastic Alchemy

15 March – 4 April 2012

Opening Times: 
WED — FRI, 10.00 AM — 6.30 PM
Vernissage: 
14 March,  7.00 PM — 10.00 PM

Initiated by Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless during their time at the Royal College of Art on the Design Products Course, Silo’s core aim is to reconsider industrial processes: discovering possibilities that the production line does not see, and developing the expressive potential inherent in industrial materials. NSEPS—Not So Expanded Polystyrene—is a fusion of craft and technology, a technique developed by Silo that uses raw polysterene granules expanded through steam to fill specially-sewn fabric moulds. Stripping away the fabric exposes the polysterene beneath, which is transformed in the process from an ordinary and often disposable material, to one full of pixelated colours, textures and noise.

This innovative method allows Silo to create forms impossible with metal molds, retaining the muscular, limb-like feel of the fabric in a material durable enough to take the shape of tables and chairs. Colours persist throughout the material, so that cross-sections reveal granular textures and allow for playful applications.

Silo’s experimental approach has allowed the duo to develop a unique relationship with Jablite, a leading UK supplier of EPS insulation products, in whose factory they have currently taken up the role of ‘Designers in Residence’. At So Far, the Future they will present a tableau of new creations, ranging from playful objects and wearable forms to functional furniture – transforming the scene into one full of unexpected forms and colours, as their creations take on a strange life of their own.

_SILO
Silo is the design studio formed by Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless. Silo focuses on study through experimentation, working with industrial materials and methods with the aim of adapting them by finding new processes that work with their own unique handcrafted, yet high-tech approach. Silo is on The Design Museum’s long list for the fifth annual Designs of the Year Awards. Their work can be seen at the Design Museum from 8 February to 15 July 2012.

www.silostudio.net

_Jablite
Jablite is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of EPS insulation products and solutions. Jablite manufactures a wide range of roof, wall and floor insulation products and offers standard products as well as a bespoke design and technical development service. Jablite’s two manufacturing sites are IS0 14001 and ISO 9001 certified.

www.jablite.co.uk

Silo’s new range of bracelets is available at SFTF from 15 March 2012

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