London-based Studio Ilio is passionate about seeking alternative environments in order to challenge and alter existing manufacturing processes and material uses.
Seongil Choi and Fabio Hendry, the studio founders, believe that originality in function and aesthetic derives from a unique process. Their innovative products and hands-on experiments explore the boundaries between crafts and industry ranging from furniture to sculptural objects and installations.
Hot Wire Extensions by Studio Ilio is an innovative material process using the waste nylon powder of SLS 3D printing.
Being able to transform simple wire structures into solid bodies, the unimaginable freedom in shapes and the properties of the material mixture make this process easily distinguishable from traditional manufacturing processes. The first collection of Twelve Stools aims to explore the unique characteristics of the developed process opening up possibilities and further applications. The design is characterized by a playful simplicity.
Seongil Choi and Fabio Hendry are currently working on the redesigned collection of the Twelve stools, commissioned by 'Jeff Lincoln Gallery' in New York.