SkLO is a design and manufacturing company with locations in both California (SkLO US) and the Czech Republic (SkLO EU).
SkLO produces two collections: SkLO:LIT is the line of SkLO lighting featuring hand blown Czech glass, and SkLO:OBJECT is the line of SkLO hand blown Czech glass accessories and sculptural objects. SkLO also produces custom works, commissions, and bespoke lighting under the SkLO:PROJECT moniker.
SkLO was founded in 2009 by partners Pavel Hanousek, Petr Hanousek, Karen Gilbert, and Paul Pavlak.
“Sklo” is the Czech word for “glass”. The heart of all the SkLO collections, and of all the work we do, is hand blown Czech glass.
Our goal is to express the fact that our work is handmade, that it is the result of an ancient Craft still practiced today by some of the best artisans in the world. We embrace the inherent imperfection and irregularity in the process we seek to embody in our designs.
We design specifically for the Czech glass tradition. We bring ourselves as designers to the process but we do not bring form to the material. Where we have our designs manufactured is not a secondary consideration, it is the primary concept behind SkLO.
The discipline of design
The tradition of craft
SkLO – Czech for “glass”