About the makers
Silo Studio is the brainchild of Attua Aparicio Torinos and Oscar Lessing, who formed the partnership while studying Design Products at the Royal College of Art.
The core of Silo Studio’s practice is material innovation. They reconfigure industrial processes for their design practice, challenging the traditional use of materials. 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.
Watch: Silo Studios
Follow Oscar Wanless and Attua Aparicio into the studio as they use NSEPS (Not So Expanded Polystyrene) to create a coat rack.
How to: weaving with Christabel Balfour
In the first of our series of 'How to' workshops focussing on traditional crafts, tapestry weaver Christabel Balfour invites us in her South London studio for a weaving demonstration.
Brighton-based ceramicist and designer Emma Johnson is the latest maker to be showcased in the Barbican Shop as part of our Makers initiative.
We catch up with Emma to find out more about her work and her Barbican range.
Meet the artists, creatives and makers behind our design-led gifts and product ranges available in the Barbican Shop, reflecting our artistic programme and the dynamic architecture of the Barbican.
Celebrating colour and texture in beautiful, handmade products, we meet our latest Maker, textile designer Laurie Maun.