“Hand made-high tech,” is a great framework for thinking about Silo‘s approach to product design. The graduating RCA duo comprised of Attua Aparicio and Oscar Wanless work with industrial materials and processes and adapt them to a more craft approach.
At the RCA student show hosted in Ventura Lambrate, Silo exhibited a collection of vivid new creations utilizing hand-sewn fabric molds filled with raw polystyrene granuales. The process, developed by the duo, they’ve coined NSEPS—not so expanded polystyrene. The result is a highly graphic, lightweight and structurally stable collection of furniture, lighting, interior objects and personal accessories.
Nominated for a 2012 Design of the Year Award from London’s Design Museum, we expect to see a lot more from Silo Studio in year’s to come. We learn more about NSEPS and the process from Aparicio and Wanless in the Core77 exclusive after the jump.