Gran Turismo Curated by Christina Kotsilelou & Thanos Karampatsos Curatorial Statement The body of work in this collection consists of pieces by Greek designers of the mainland and the diaspora, or international professionals who live and work in Greece. As a common theme we tackle the elusive notion of “Greekness” and how this transpires through the work of seemingly diverse and distinct individuals. In our attempt to define “Greekness”, we aim to raise questions about how this plays out in the work presented. How do Greek designers view their identity? Is it through their effort to decipher their heavy heritage? Is form important in order to achieve a predisposed classic elegance, or is a philosophical disposition towards shape more poignant? Could it be simply a resourcefulness and DIY ethic to make up for the absence of design infrastructure? How do Greek designers based abroad deal with their background? Could it be that they simply ignore it in order to finally free themselves? Is there a certain amount of innovation necessary in order to channel it into the new environment? Finally, how do foreign designers see their work influenced by their Greek surroundings? Is it the reference through the use of noble materials such as marble or the abundance of natural light that makes their work unquestionably Greek? Or could it be something else they were seeking when they decided to move here, something abstract like humour or drama? Could their arrival finally mean a departure from Greek heritage’s self-reference? The pieces that we present might seem ill-matched, but they share an important core element. They are confident in their narrative of a personal story of identity, that is either at peace or against the Greek archetype. Through this communication, they all describe a culturally mature and vibrant scene that is finally extroverted and coming of age. Athens, Greece Read more Read less Curated by Curated by Christina Kotsilelou Curator · Athens Follow Thanos Karampatsos Curator · Athens Follow This collection features 13 Designers Overview Pieces Designers Editorials Shows Pieces View All S Conduit €1.850 - €1.850 Incl.24% VAT by Hoi Kaloi Select options S Lyre Chair €2.480 Incl.24% VAT by AKA architects Add to cart S Prickless Pear €1.479 Incl.24% VAT by on ∙ entropy Add to cart S Frieze €52.700 Incl.24% VAT by Point Supreme Add to cart S Glazescape X €770 Incl.0% VAT by Melina Xenaki Add to cart S Glazescape IV €770 Incl.0% VAT by Melina Xenaki Add to cart S Revolver Deluxe €4.340 Incl.24% VAT by Yiannis Ghikas Add to cart S Arcadia ’21 €347 Incl.24% VAT by Greece is for Lovers Add to cart S “Ermis” Chair – Limited Edition €1.767 Incl.21% VAT by The New Raw Add to cart S Organ €7.316 Incl.24% VAT by Tom von Kaenel Add to cart S T – 0 0 0 1 €1.178 Incl.24% VAT by Yiannis Vogdanis Add to cart S Théros €930 - €1.178 Incl.24% VAT by Studio Aristotelis Barakos Select options Designers View All Point Supreme Designer · Athens, Greece Yiannis Ghikas Designer · Athens, Greece Yiannis Vogdanis Designer · Athens, Greece The New Raw Designer · Athens, Greece AKA architects Designer · Athens, Greece Hoi Kaloi Designer · Athens, Greece Editorials View All Greece, Perspectives “Gran Turismo”: How Contemporary Greek Design Examines the Intersection of Identity and Heritage Stephanie Dean, 24 Nov 2021 READ NOW Shows View All There is currently no shows within this search criteria.