The process the duo developed starts here, with the actual colored styrofoam granules, some of which come from Jablite (black, white, orange), and some of which (hot pink, yellow, green) Jablite helps them source from other companies. The fact that styrofoam starts out in granular form is a huge influence on Silo’s final designs. “You get these weird sort of gradients because of the way the granules layer, which is something you can’t do with injection-molded plastic because it’s liquid,” explains Wanless. “So you get this new visual language which you don’t see in much else. Everyone thinks our pieces are printed.”
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The process the duo developed starts here, with the actual colored styrofoam granules, some of which come from Jablite (black, white, orange), and some of which (hot pink, yellow, green) Jablite helps them source from other companies. The fact that styrofoam starts out in granular form is a huge influence on Silo’s final designs. “You get these weird sort of gradients because of the way the granules layer, which is something you can’t do with injection-molded plastic because it’s liquid,” explains Wanless. “So you get this new visual language which you don’t see in much else. Everyone thinks our pieces are printed.”