SkLO works directly with glass masters in the Czech Republic to bring a modern sensibility to the handmade tradition of blown glass. With its cutting edge designs, clean lines, simple forms and an emphasis on materiality, SkLO is a vibrant, modern design brand.
SkLO is a collaboration between Pavel Hanousek, founder of Fusion Z, and husband and wife design team, Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak - with Hanousek bringing his intuitive knowledge of his native Czech glassblowing, and Gilbert and Pavlak bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to art and design. SkLO offers cutting edge design with clean lines, simple forms, and an emphasis on materiality.
"Sklo" is the Czech word for glass. Working directly with glass masters in their studios in the Czech Republic, designers Gilbert and Pavlak bring a modern sensibility to the handmade, hand-blown Czech glass tradition. While remaining rooted in the unique synergy found between the discipline of design and the craft of the Czech glassworks, SkLO is going beyond glass and glassblowing to create a vibrant, modern design brand.
Karen Gilbert's design work is critically acclaimed and has been published internationally in books and periodicals, shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe and acquired for multiple permanent collections. Ms. Gilbert's work is rooted in craft with an educational resume that includes metalsmithing at the California College of Arts and glassblowing at the Pilchuck Glass School. She is a founding partner of the collaborative design studio SkLO.View other products by Karen Gilbert
Paul Pavlak has worked as an architect and designer in New York City, Minneapolis and Northern California. A graduate of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, his work as a designer includes California wineries, estate residences in the Egyptian desert, furniture and product design and New York City nightclubs. Paul Pavlak is a founding partner of the collaborative design studio SkLO.View other products by Paul Pavlak