Sermon – Verdigris Brass

by Studio Aristotelis Barakos Greece

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Illuminate the depths
Sermon Verdigris is a limited-edition brass candleholder by Athens-based Studio Aristotelis Barakos.
It is a meticulously finished object that exudes an antique allure, its surface transitioning from deep black to timeless verdigris green, echoing ancient sculptures discovered in the bottom of the sea.
Sermon Verdigris is the latest edition of the Sermon candleholder — already available in brushed brass and black patinated brass. Inspired by the austere lines of Brutalist architecture, Sermon’s three symmetrical tubes manifest a solemn, ritualistic aura.
The term ‘verdigris’ finds its origins in historical art, known since ancient times as a pigment that has been used by famous painters like Giotto and Raphael. Technically speaking, verdigris is a patina that develops naturally on copper and bronze surfaces when they are exposed to the elements. It has a characteristic green colour and functions as a protective layer that develops gradually over the years.
Each Sermon Verdigris candleholder is unique thanks to its handmade patina. To achieve this, Studio Aristotelis Barakos worked closely with artisans in a long process of experimentation and testing. It was essential, out of the countless possibilities, to find the type of patina that would suit the object and accentuate its character.
The patina chosen for Sermon Verdigris gives the impression that the candleholder is an ancient artefact, forgotten perhaps for centuries inside the hull of a sunken ship. The candleholder’s robust form matches the rough verdigris patina, which includes patches of rust and other imperfections that only add to the object’s brutalist aesthetics.
Sermon Verdigris is handmade in Greece and available in 50 numbered pieces.

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Aristotelis Barakos is an award-winning product designer based in Athens, Greece. An honest thinker and a dedicated maker, he works on every scale with a hands-on approach to creative problem-solving and strategic design methodologies. He was born in Munich in 1984, where he grew up in a men’s tailoring family. At the age of ten he moved to Athens, which helped him develop the ability to assimilate different cultural influences. He originally studied physics, but his aptitude in making things led him to the world of design and to study product design in Athens. Since his graduation in 2013, he puts his knowledge in prototyping and materials into action, in collaboration with a growing network of craftsmen and experts. The products he designs range from decorative items and everyday objects to state-of-the-art tech devices and systems. By constantly embracing new challenges, he creates products for Greek and international companies and start-ups. In 2014 he began working for a US-based technology start-up, and spent six months at the heart of technology manufacturing in Shenzhen, China. From 2016-2018 he worked as Head of Product Design at PNOE Analytics, a biotechnology company based in Athens and San Francisco.  In 2019 he established Studio Aristotelis Barakos, with the purpose to create honest, functional and aesthetically pleasing design that helps people live better and feel more. Aristotelis Barakos received the 2014 Future Talent award by Italian design magazine Ottagono. His work has earned international acclaim and has been published extensively.
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