Revolver Deluxe

by Yiannis Ghikas Greece


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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 12x10x17
Unique Pieces Material : Porcelain
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The “Revolver” vases are one of the projects Yiannis Ghikas developed during his creative residency in Arita, Japan in the summer of 2018. Two molds for two of the three sizes were made and a few pieces of each size were made in different finishes.

In order to use Arita’s more characteristic decorating technique, hand decoration with ink that turns to blue after glazing, Ghikas asked the skilful craftsmen of Shingama to hand drawn the lined pattern on the vases as created by the designer and the “Revolver Deluxe” version was born.

Revolver Vases Deluxe, 2018
Material: slip cast asakusa porcelain
Producer: prototype made in Arita, Japan
Photos: Giorgos Vitsaropoulos

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 15 × 10 cm
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About the designer

Yiannis Ghikas

Yiannis Ghikas was born in Athens Greece. With his background encompassing Computer Science alongside Design, he employs functionality as the ultimate purpose of his designs while explores their potential emotive responses. He sees design as a process of satisfying needs either tangible or intangible. His Monarchy stool has received the red dot design award (2009) and the German design award (2016). His Soda tables for the italian brand Miniforms, entirely made of mouth blown Murano glass, got instantly the attention of the design world and won the archiproducts design award, the Azure magazine award, the Dezeen public design award 2021 and selected for the ADI index 2021 so far. In 2018 he was selected to participate in a three-month design residency in Arita, Japan where he worked with the local potter’s community, a valuable experience, not only in design but also in cultural aspect. He has worked with companies like Objekten (Belgium), miniforms (Italy), Hiro (Italy), convex (Greece), Sarandis group (Greece), the Industrial Gas Museum/Athens, Biocidetech (UK), Marubun (Japan). His work has been exhibited internationally.

Curated by

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.