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A silo form in light and architecture

Sep 13, 2017
  • Article by Online Editor

Melbourne-based creative studio ILANEL has designed a custom pendant light for The Malt District development. The new project is situated in Cremorne, an inner-city suburb that is home to the iconic Nylex clock and silos.

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The new development, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, along with New York-based landscape studio Oculus, brings a distinctive industrial feel. The brick and vines being reminiscent of New York’s meatpacking district, where the inspiration came from.

A render of the proposed development at The Malt District.
A render of the proposed development at The Malt District.

In response, ILANEL has taken inspiration from the surrounding Historic architectural language. The Silo twin pendant light features a cylindrical shape, along with a series of perforated slots. These small details make reference to the ladders on the spine of the silos. In addition, they filter light out to create an object with multi-dimensionality. The Silo comes in a powder coated flat black, with raw aluminum on the inside. These bespoke fittings will be featured over the kitchen island benches of the Coppin Corner apartments.

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The founder of ILANEL studio, Ilan El developed the concept for the new light fitting by considering the art and science of light. The outcome offers a touch point between people, objects and their environment.

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