SkLO: 'Bringing Light to Glass'

Handblown for artistry and geometry: Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak introduce their new pieces

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SkLO: 'Bringing Light to Glass'
11/03/2019 - This April, in conjunction with Euroluce, part of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the glass and manufacturing brand SkLO will present new designs for 2019 as part of its lighting collection, SkLO:LIT. Designs making their European debut at Euroluce include the DEW PENDANT, the BALANCE PENDANT, the DRAPE ARM 1 SCONCE and the TWIN SCONCE. The SkLO lighting collection is a carefully curated group of vessels, bowls, objects, and wall pieces. ‘The desire to bring light to glass is irresistible’, says SkLO Partner and Lead Designer, Karen Gilbert. ‘It is precisely this unique relationship with light that makes hand-blown glass so magical. Bringing structure and consideration to this relationship between light and glass is what we explore’. Dew Pendant by SkLO

Dew Pendant by SkLO

The BALANCE PENDANT is a sculptural ceiling suspension composed of a large lit glass sphere on a short horizontal arm balanced by a smaller lit glass sphere on a long, downward-arcing arm. The mouthblown spheres each feature the signature SkLO double-dipped, fire-polished mouths which show where the glass is broken from the blower’s pipe, making each piece irregular, unique and unmistakably hand-made.For Euroluce, SkLO will be displaying a layered installation of multiple BALANCE that showcases the potential complexities of multiples. Balance Pendant by SkLO

Balance Pendant by SkLO

The DEW PENDANT is an intense expression of the molten nature of glassblowing. For a diffuser, the DEW PENDANT features a solid, sculpted glass form composed of layers of glass applied while hot, giving it a distinct ‘dripping’ appearance. The glass is available in both clear and sandblasted finish. ‘Topped with a clean brass cylinder’, says Paul Pavlak, Gilbert’s husband and co-designer, ‘DEW shows our ability at SkLO to combine the minimal and the decorative for a modern effect, without sacrificing compelling visual interest, or beauty’. Dew Pendant by SkLO

Dew Pendant by SkLO

The DRAPE ARM 1 SCONCE is a new addition to the DRAPE collection, debuting at Euroluce. A wall sconce consisting of a single, lit 11cm glass sphere mounted on a solid brass hinged arm with a full 180-degree movement. ‘It’s about the relationship between the exposed fabric-wrapped electrical cord and the brass hinge’, says Pavlak. The fabric-wrapped electrical cord is entirely exposed, reaching from the canopy at the wall and passing through the end of the arm, to fix the length of the pendant there. Drape Arm 1 Sconce by SkLO

Drape Arm 1 Sconce by SkLO

Of all the designs making their debut at Euroluce, I am very excited about the TWIN SCONCE’, says Karen Gilbert. ‘Its complex geometry is the direct result of the skill of the glassblower, combining two shapes while hot on the pipe. From there, we respond to this beautiful shape, this beautiful piece of glass, by introducing solid brass in such a way that it embraces and elevates the glass itself, making beautiful light’. Each side of the TWIN is individually lit by its own LED bulb, and the glass for TWIN is available in two color palettes - white and blue - in which each half of the light is a slightly different color (white and beige / dark blue and light blue). Twin Sconce by SkLO

Twin Sconce by SkLO

As part of its exhibition at Euroluce, SkLO will also be showing its custom chandeliers, variations on bespoke fixtures produced in the last year for designers and architects around the world.

SkLO will be exhibiting at the Euroluce division of the Salone del Mobile, the premier global lighting design exhibition, in Milan, April 9-14, Hall 15, Stand E29.

SkLO on ArchiproductsTwin Sconce by SkLO

Twin Sconce by SkLO

Balance Pendant by SkLO

Balance Pendant by SkLO

Dew Pendant by SkLO

Dew Pendant by SkLO

Twin Sconce by SkLO

Twin Sconce by SkLO

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