Greek Brand New is the meeting point of Greek design and the tourism industry. This year many new designers are presenting their outstanding ideas to the public. Downtown Athens at Athinais Cultural Center, on 10-12 January 2020, the heart of design beats stronger!
The Greek Brand New is a collective effort of 22 Greek companies, which they joined forces to create this exhibition. Every year they organize a boutique exhibition where visitors can find all the brand new ideas in Greek design.
Visitors (businesses & individuals) can discover the Crème de la Crème of design. This exhibition is perfect for professionals looking for high standard quality, design and aesthetics.
Meet The Designers
3OIAdesign is a creative studio founded in 2017 in Thessaloniki. Their main goal is the design and implementation of everyday objects, souvenirs and accessories characterized by simple lines, inventiveness, playful disposition and references to Greek tradition and culture.
In 2019 the Greek company Aeolis won the RED DOT 2019 international prize and the EBGE 2019 prize. Aeolis designs fine natural skincare products with organic olive oil and plant extracts from the Aegean. Inspirited by the sacred olive tree and the Aegean Sea.
A Future Perfect is a concept brand founded in 2013 by two architects in Athens, Greece. Its products range from homeware, stationery, decorative items as well as personal accessories and jewelry. They use various materials such as concrete, porcelain, brass and techniques to make products inspired by architecture, the city, graphic art but also the Greek summer and traveling.
Decorator Yianna Thodis in collaboration with cartoonist Alexandros Fountouklis created the Aluminati, a collection of photographs and drawings made of aluminum cut in forms inspired mainly by the animal kingdom.
Amaltheaathens, an Athens based accessories brand, designs and produces exclusively in Greece collections of handmade and unique women’s handbags, as well as custom-made creations, combining simplicity with luxury.
Antonis Kastrinakis is an artist, born in Athens in 1958. He studied at the Vakalo School, where he graduated in 1981. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions.
”A Totem Für Elita” is a collection of silk scarves, made so far of 100% Greek Silk, inspired by the Greek and other Ancient cultures placed on today’s ground.
The story of Artpeckers has started at a small workshop in Thessaloniki by Kimon (civil engineer), Elli and Dimitris (architects) in 2015. From the very beginning, their intention was to design and create unique accessories with a certain character; accessories that could deliver and tell a story.
“Birds & lofts” workshop was founded in 2014 by architect Myrsini Maneta and creates objects inspired by architecture, the city and its history. Using several illustrating techniques and involving the element of light, she creates images that aim to excite the viewer’s memories or imagination. “Birds & lofts”’s lightboxes and small artworks are available in art shops in Greece and abroad, including the Benaki Museum shop.
Bonendis is the independent Greek brand that was established by Panos Mavros and Maria Alexandropoulou in 2014 in Athens, Greece. Bonendis designs and manufactures bags and backpacks for the urban way of living.
Cabeli inspiration is derived from the colorful landscapes and cultural history of Greece. Their creations are collections of beachwear, accessories, bags, practical items etc which are of high quality and unique in design and aesthetics.
Christina Skouloudi is obsessed with all materials, technologies and their processing techniques she is influenced by them. She loves the simplicity, tangibility and warmth of popular traditional Greek utensils and furniture. This is the reason she employs wood, metal and leather. She wants her designs to communicate qualities and memories of the authentic Greek life away from the contemporary hectic way of living.
Christina Morali belongs to a group of contemporary artists who throughout the years have given a new lease of life to Greek Ceramics. She started her professional career in ceramics in 1975. She creates objects and figurative compositions that are inspired by an acute need to express personal experience and feelings. In order to give this expression an autonomous shape and an artistic symbolism, she experiments tirelessly with materials, techniques, forms and meanings.
The publishing project Color Greece – The Color Travel Guides is about creating a new trend in the field of travel guides, offering the option of an alternative way of reading and browsing various parts of Greece.
The Heritage Collection line is enriched with new products such as scarves, pounch bags and more while the successful Cretoons series continues with t-shirts, bags, notebooks, card postal’s as well as magnets and paper coasters.
Dgrids has been trading in the field of bespoke furniture since 2000. They both design and manufacture products which are mainly made of wood as well as other materials too, such as metal, marble and glass, depending on their customers’ needs.
Dimitris Kalergis creates objects that redefine the use of everyday objects, giving them high aesthetics, delicate details and indirect symbolism.
Eleftheria Stamati designs Jewelry since 2014. For her jewelry making is another artistic practice born of her need and desire to explore design. Thoughts become sketches and mock-ups and they are all transformed into small objects that can be worn.
Euthalia Natural Cosmetic Values was founded in 2012 with absolute respect to the rules of nature, with no use of chemical preservatives, armed with the benefits of the rich Greek flora and dedicated to the study of the ancient Greek medicine. Euthalia Cosmetics has become the antidote for the urban dweller, making all skins glow.
GIS DESIGN was established at the beginning of 2014, by Ioannis Samelis, Architect & Industrial Designer. He worked as a Freelancer, having several Project assets.
Gogreek® is a new idea materializing the inspiring vision to feature and spread the Greek Culture through a contemporary approach with main touchstones History Tradition and Mythology.
Gracious Greece is the result of a collaboration between Polkadot design and Plexiartshop silkscreen. Polkadot design was founded by Nearchos Ntaskas and Clair Georgelli and specializes in the sophisticated field of cultural visual communication. Plexiartshop specializes in handprint screenprinting applications and is a proud official manufacturer and supplier of major museum and cultural institution shops.
We are Kostas & Angeliki or also known as “grizo & prasino”. We live in Thrace & produce true organic herbs & inspired herbal drinks.
GW The Greek Wine Routes is a boutique brand that embraces wine and the culture lying beneath it in a creative and experiential way. It offers authentic wine tourism services in the historic Winelands of Greece as well as innovative gifts and souvenirs featuring one-of-a-kind illustrations inspired by the world of wine.
Modern objects designed by architects wich Have Tact.
Inspired by ancient Greek history and mythology, HOMMER beard care products are made with high-quality natural ingredients that cleanse, moisturize and protect the facial and skin.
The Ιmisi collection began with an idea that originated from a Greek myth. This is how the Ιmisi bracelets were first created, which quickly became fashionable. Each one ηασ a unique phrase and invites us to find out who wears another phrase that fits ours.
Jazzt Design is Antonis Kiourktsis and Antonella Nikolopoulou. They studied architecture at the University of Thessaly (GR) and Contextual Design (MDes) in Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). They co-founded Jazzt Design creative studio (2010) that focuses on exploring, expressing and making new concepts happen in a variety of fields from everyday objects, furniture, jewelry to interior design and architecture.
Photo credits: www.mariamavropoulou.com