SkLO is the product of a modern American design studio and a 400-year-old European
craft tradition. SkLO founders Pavel Hanousek, Karen Gilbert, and Paul Pavlak have the
shared mission to be the modern expression of hand blown Czech Bohemian crystal.

We work exclusively with glassmasters in the Czech Republic, and as designers we
seek to express what is unique and specific to the Czech hand blown crystal tradition:
The inimitable clarity of Bohemian crystal, the perfect vibrancy of its colors, the Czech
ability to hand blow large complex shapes, and their renowned skills at cutting
and polishing crystal.

Our design philosophy is rooted in materiality and process. We believe in revealing the
underlying nature of the material and the way things are made, resulting in details that
make each piece unique. We strive for subtlety, restraint, and beauty.


The discipline of design
The tradition of craft
SkLO-Czech for “glass”

  Pavel Hanousek Karen Gilbert Paul Pavlak