Design by Karen Gilbert and Paul Pavlak.
Handmade in the Czech Republic by SkLO.
SkLO's Float Vessel series is designed to be a custom art piece, with mixed colors and sizes. Whether a small vignette or a large installation, these pieces create a relationship to one another and glow in any space they inhabit. Double-dipped into molten glass to create a slight ripple near the top, the Float Vessel is then broken off the pipe and torch-polished to create the opening. Each Float Vessel is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.
Shown from left: 12" Smoke, 20" Red, 12" Brownoliv, 16" Smoke, 8" Champagne, 4" Smoke, 12" Olivin, 6" Olivin, 8" Amber, 4" Red.
SkLO design philosophy is firmly rooted in the craft tradition. Working directly with glass masters in the Czech Republic, each SkLO piece is handmade, resulting in details and subtleties that make every piece slightly different from the next.
Material(s): Handblown glass
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Designer: Karen Gilbert
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 resumé 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
Designer: Paul Pavlak
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
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, handblown 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.View other products from SkLO