Silo Studio Newton's Bucket
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Silo Studio Newton's Bucket

In 1689, Isaac Newton conducted a simple experiment with a bucket, some water and a rope. Twisting the rope tightly on itself, Newton let the water-filled bucket spin, observing the results: “The bucket, by gradually communicating its motion to the water, will make it begin to revolve, and recede little by little from the centre, and ascend up the sides of the bucket, forming itself into a concave figure.” Using different colored resins, Silo Studio's Newton's Buckets recreate Newton's experiment to give a vivid picture of the way that liquids move through inertia — their "Inertia casting" method creating a perfect parabola as the force fights against gravity. Applied science. 

Silo Studio is a collaboration between Attua Aparicio Torinos and Oscar Lessing, a duo who joined forces while studying Product Design at Royal College of Art. With backgrounds in engineering and design, Silo’s work repurposes industrial processes and materials for hands-on object making — their "handmade hi-tech" exploring the expressive potential in industrial materials.

This item is only available at On The Block, a live auction on September 20 at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.