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E.T ceramic lamp in small size, available in sand or off-white.
Handmade in France.
Ceramics and Stoneware
Keeping her child\'s soul: this is the intention of A.Délie, a multifaceted artist whose colorful, playful and joyful universe is inspired by the spontaneity of childhood and its brightly colored games such as as legos and puzzles.
Adélie Ducasse grew up in the islands, New Caledonia and Réunion, where she developed her taste for colors and primitive shapes.
Later, it is in California, that she reconnects with the feelings of her childhood. She lived there for a while and returned there often to enjoy her sunshine, her lifestyle and to be inspired by the modernist architecture that characterizes the region.
The geometric abstraction of these creations has its origins in her passion for mathematics - an extension of her childhood games - which she studied at university. This science has allowed him to construct his abstract thought and requires real gymnastics of the mind, which forges creativity.
Adélie\'s first professional life was spent in the big fashion houses in Paris and New York, where she developed luxury shoes. The work of this very technical object gives her a vision of 3-dimensional forms, allowing her now to transform concepts into objects.
Adélie loves natural materials and works with craftsmen with unique know-how. She uses ceramics to shape design objects and sculptures with her own hands, giving them a unique appearance and expressive personality. From it is reborn the joyful naivety and poetry of childhood.
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.
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