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.


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.


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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