Black clay by oxygen reduction and polished clay beeswax finish
Edition of 4
Dimensions: 53.3cm (H) x 17.8cm (W) / 21" (H) x 7" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Silo is a sculpture that bases its beauty on the material in which it is made.
Made of wild clay from the Mixteca mountains, this clay is cleaned in filters for 20 days before being molded by hand, polished with crushed red stone to obtain this color and burned with firewood. Once the piece is burned, a layer of liquid beeswax is applied to add a unique shine and texture that reflect the nature of the material and its marks from the manual process for its elaboration.
Silo takes the form of a seed that once placed vertically is an obelisk.
Based in: London
Death Has Permission * is a brand / studio of Omar Ortiz Franco founded in 2018.
Originally from Guadalajara, an architect by profession, he lives between London and Guadalajara, these contexts create questions in him about identity, the Mexican and the global, his relationship and his individuality.
The brand is his expression tool to explore his own identity and share his cultural heritage outside of Mexico.
Omar has participated with Death Has Permission * at the London Design Fair 2019 and during the Vienna Design Week 2018.
Death Has Permission * products are distributed in stores in Europe, Asia, the United States and Australasia.
He has collaborated with hotels and restaurants inside and outside of Mexico developing custom pieces.
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