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An eye-catching interplay of shapes and proportions, this skilfully engineered table is a hallmark of excellence in craftsmanship and an innovative design. The style of this exclusive table set this piece apart from any stereotypes. The multiple legs and hand hammered metal inlays shaped into the wood add dramatic twist to this glamorous table and all atmosphere of the living room becomes elegant and sophisticated. An exquisite way to make a statement in your office or meeting room, or dining room.
Any customization possible – get in touch for a quote.
Hammered copper, MDF, plywood, poplar wood
Kanttari is a brand that converts every material that is brought to our workspace into an exquisite furniture. We create furniture masterpieces that are one-of-a-kind, making every home into unique art gallery.
Our creative designer and founder, Renats Kotlevs, who has received several awards for his vision and exquisite designs using fine materials such as natural wood, and marble, accentuating them with soft metals, such as copper, brass, and bronze; and crafting them into breathtaking furniture that makes statement in any space.
Each Kanttari piece is distinguished for its exclusive hand-crafting process, high-quality materials, and exceptional style. With a particular know-how, we are specialized in bespoke high-end furniture, creating masterpieces that reveal the manual skill of traditional craftsmanship. We believe that every detail matter, this is how we make each project so unique and different. We just love what we do!
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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