Like a hit of colour and transparency across your wall, the Blash set of cast glass wall shelves is more sculptural element than an exercise in storage. With its name derived from the urban slang for the splash of a puddle, its flowing curved form appears to have been stuck in mid flight.
The British designers behind Silo Studio have brought their experimental approach to industrial manufacturing into pieces that are rich in texture and colour – while deceptively simple and form and function. Their cast glass structure leaves a textured and rippled appearance, further accentuating a sense of movement; a simple crease through the centre is all that is required to distinguish shelf from wall bracket.
Available in two sizes and four transparent colours, Blash is a sculptural wall shelf that won’t detract from the items it showcases. Capturing a sense of movement stuck in time, this addition leaves just the right hit of colour and texture to any interior.
Each piece is created from coloured and cast glass. Bubbles, streaks and other variations in size and colour are part of the production process, and not defects of the design or production.
Silo Studio is the design collaboration of Attua Aparicio Torinos and Oscar Lessing, who formed the partnership while studying on the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art, London, from 2009 to 2011.
Coming from backgrounds in engineering and design, the core of Silo’s work is to look at industrial processes and materials, bringing them into the studio to develop. By adopting a hands-on approach,which they refer to as ‘Handmade hi-tech’, they aim to discover possibilities that the production line does not see, developing the expressive potential in industrial materials. A mix of craft and technology.