Textiles are possibly the material that is closest to us: in distance, intimacy and quantity. They wrap us from the moment we are born, stay omnipresent in different shapes, textures and colours throughout our lives and still accompany us into the grave. This workshop explores the unexpected potential of textiles to create moulds for the development of 3D-objects.
Textile moulding allows us to create shapes that could not be made in any other way and let the moulded material express its physics and nature. Another particularity is its effect of creating a soft appeal for objects with a sturdy substance. We will work with many different textiles that offer a wide variety of properties and allow to use any mouldable material such as glass, plastics, wood, ceramics, bread and metal.
We’ll source all our materials in Boisbuchet – the right place to get inspired!
Silo is the design studio formed by Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless, currently based within a plastics factory on the southern bank of the Thames. Focused in the study through experimentation with industrial materials and processes aiming to adapt them to a more craft approach. Silo look at how industry makes things, trying to find a simpler and more expressive way, seeing new potential.
Attua Aparicio came to the UK in 2009 to study the Design Products MA at the RCA. In 2004, she graduated in Industrial Design Engineering in Madrid. Then, a year postgraduate course in Product Design at CEU Valencia that made her forget about all the engineering she knew and be committed to design.In 2007 she received the Injuve Design Award which recognises the most promising young spanish designers.Her work has been exhibited in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Milan, Havana, Lima, Washington and Saint Ettine amongst others.
Oscar Wanless grew up in Bristol with a workshop at home, able to spend hours messing about with many types of materials which formed his love of things and how they are made. After Graduating from 3D design BA in Brighton, Oscar set up making furniture and working as a free lance designer in London.He worked the four previous years before starting in the RCA as an Assistant to a London Based Artist, designing sculptures which had a very technical nature.
Homepage : www.silostudio.net