Prickless Pear

by on ∙ entropy Greece

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Each variation may differt Dimension LxWxH (cm): 40x25x40
Open Editions Material : green marble
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“Prickless Pear” is a sculpture in green marble, that belongs to OPUNTIA collection with motto “Please do touch!”.

OPUNTIA is a collection of sculptural furnishings by marble atelier on·entropy, that invites us to pause and experience the plasticity in contemporary marble design. Originally inspired by the cactus plant, with its distinct harmonic irregularity and fluidity, on·entropy has conceived each leaf of the sculptures as a free, hand-drawn circular plane. This 2D, planar surface then acquires volume and evolves into an extra-terrestrially shaped sculpture.

These two, the organic arrangement of the natural world and the essence of the macro-cosmic form, are married into unique sculptural furnishings. Designed with introspection and with exquisite craftsmanship at heart, the user is encouraged to slow down and engage their senses.

The sculpture comes in seven pieces (leaves). The user is invited to assemble it and experience the plasticity of marble. Each piece is expertly handcrafted by the sculptor in natural marble, therefore subtle differences may occur.

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Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 45 × 30 × 45 cm
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About the designer


on ∙ entropy

on∙entropy is a marble atelier established in 2009 in Athens and London. Marble, an archetypal Greek material, takes on an unconventional role in on∙entropy\'s designs; they encapsulate the contradiction of being heavy and compact and at the same time vulnerable, fragile and translucent.Its diverse character is the core of the atelier’s founding mission: to experiment with marble and its entropy; its transformation potential & inherent limitations. The result is the craftsmanship of intricate and delicate creations, evolving its diachronic qualities in an imaginative & contemporary way. Created and run by sisters Niki and Zoe Moskofoglou, on• entropy is the fruit of 40 year family affair with marble in Greece. Niki Moskofoglou is an architect with an academic training in Design. Her work demonstrates an architectural detailing and instinct of how Space and Object can surpass mere function. Zoe Moskofoglou is a civil engineer with expertise in Sustainable Heritage. She cultivates her passion in the marriage of cultural and natural environment through academic research in Cultural Landscapes.    

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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.