Milky Way by Silo Studio

Milky Way by Silo Studio

September 2016

Explore ‘Electro Craft’ with Tord Boontje and Gareth Williams

Explore Electro Craft with initiator Tord Boontje and Professor Gareth Williams. Williams is Head of the Department of Design in the School of Art and Design and Professor of Design at Middlesex University and wrote the show’s accompanying essay ‘Hand-making Complexity‘.

We'll also be joined by a couple of the exhibitors.


6pm Wednesday 5 October
23 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London
Free to attend
Limited to 20 people

Drop us an email to book your place.

September 2016

Electro Craft - the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft

Electro Craft is an exhibition of electronic products created by a diverse group of designers who share a fascination with technology and beautifully made objects.

Working in a field that sometimes seems overwhelmed by bland corporate products with very little aesthetic or artistic value. It seems a relevant moment to me to highlight some of the wonderful work that is also happening in the area of electronics. London is a hub of creativity and digital progress and this exhibition tries to give a flavour of some of this original thinking.
- Tord Boontje

As the title suggests, this is about the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft. Made up of new and existing work, the objects on show will vary from speakers to clocks, from wearable tails to musical instruments. The works include conceptual designs, prototypes and commercial products.

The group of 27 exhibitors consists of recent graduates as well as more established designers and artists.


Electro Craft is taking place at our space on Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, and is on from Friday 16 September to Saturday 15 October.


-  Ariane Prin
-  Bethan Laura Wood
-  Bilge Nur Saltik
-  Daniel Weil
-  El Ultimo Grito
-  Front and Loligo
-  Future Facility
-  Jeongwon Ji
-  Lina Patsiou
-  Map
-  Marjan van Aubel
-  Paul Cocksedge
-  Poetic Lab
-  Raw Edges
-  Rive Roshan
-  Silo Studio
-  Studio Drift
-  Studio Furthermore
-  Studio Tord Boontje
-  The Tail Company
-  Thorunn Arnadottir
-  Wonseok Jung
-  Yamaha
-  Yoav Reches + Nan Zhao
-  Yuri Suzuki

Initiated by Studio Tord Boontje
Exhibition Design by Lina Patsiou
Graphic Design by Design & Practice

Visit our dedicated website

Part of London Design Festival and Shoreditch Design Triangle

Electro Craft - the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft
Photography by Nicola Tree

Photography by Nicola Tree

August 2016

Bar design for Sarabande

We recently completed a bar design for Sarabande in partnership with Ketel One Vodka.

Clad in copper scales with a fang-like shape, the bar is a dramatic centrepiece that marks the completion of Sarabande's new studios in Hackney.

Sarabande is a charitable foundation set up by Lee Alexander McQueen to support emerging creative talent in the UK.

See more on the bar design here

April 2016

Time for Design Auction

On April 28th, two iconic pieces of Tord’s work will be part of a benefit auction in London. Entitled Time for Design, the auction is to support the new Design Museum, due to open its doors in November 2016.

The auction will consist of more than 70 pieces donated by designers, galleries and collectors that, taken together, tell the story of contemporary design. Alongside pieces from Ron Arad, Norman Foster and Antony Gormley, to name but a few, there is a one-off special edition Tord’s Blossom Chandelier, and a Petit Jardin Chair.


Register to bid here

Petit Jardin Chair

Petit Jardin Chair

April 2016

HP Spectre - Limited Edition by Tord Boontje

As part of this year's New York Times’ International Luxury Conference, HP released it's new laptop, the Spectre. To celebrate it's release, HP also unveiled two unique, limited edition versions.

Watch the video to find out more...

April 2016

Milan 2016: The launch of Lux Orbit & Senegal-O Chair

At the prestigious Salone Del Mobile in Milan this year, Tord unveiled his new collaboration with Atelier Swarovski. As part of the their new Atelier Swarovski Home brand, Tord designed Lux Orbit; a series of luxury homeware objects including lanterns, wine coolers, nut bowls and a caviar set. Tord took inspiration from patterns found in nature, the cosmos, star formations and science fiction.

I see the crystals as small pieces of light and points of colour... I imagine they could come from the other side of space or from the future.

Alongside Tord’s objects were works from a host of other iconic designers, including Ron Arad, Daniel Liebskind and the late Zaha Hadid, together forming the inaugural Atelier Swarovkski Home collection.


Also launched in Milan was Tord's new series for Moroso, the Senegal-O Chair and Weavers Bench. The Senegal-O Chair was inspired by the design of a dreamcatcher gifted to Tord by his daughter. The circle creates a large backrest, which surrounds you like a halo when you sit against it.

Milan 2016: The launch of Lux Orbit & Senegal-O Chair
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