I am delighted that Silo has been acquired by the Nasjonalmuseet For Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo, Norway.
The acquisition follows a visit to the London studio in 2012 by Senior Curator, Knut Astrup Bull. The purchase was made possible by The Friends of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo.
Silo, a collector’s cabinet was designed and made in 2007 and was the first in an ongoing series of pieces that explore asymmetric form and non-determined function. By presenting more than one possible front elevation and multiple types of openings and cavities time can be spent with the piece and possible uses can be imagined.
Silo is 115cm high and made from quarter-sawn European oak, brown oak, cedar of Lebanon, eastern red cedar, and steel. The vitreous enamel handles on the fall-flap and tambour were made by Helen Carnac.