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“Théros” is a tabletop lamp — a poetic design gesture that combines a clean-cut, balanced form with a personal, heartfelt story. The lamps adorable figure evokes in all its simplicity the image of a child in the sun, narrating a timeless story of peaceful holidays basking in soothing, milky sunlight. Part of the lamps attractiveness is its strong personality, which is elegant and understated yet at the same time playful, lovable, and cheerful.
The lamp’s body is a rounded cylinder made of marble, its head an opaque glass sphere, and the lampshade is a handmade straw hat. The hat whimsically rests on the glass sphere and can move freely to any direction in order to create different lighting conditions. The tilt and position of the hat changes the mood of the lamp completely. The white marble base is made of Volakas marble from Drama, Greece, with its characteristic grey veins. Because of the natural patterns in the marble, every lamp is unique. The head of the lamp is an opaque glass sphere that contains an LED bulb emanating a smooth, warm light. The straw hat lampshade is made by hand in Athens, Greece, and can move to any direction to provide different lighting effects. A brass disc seals the base of the lamp and bears the designer’s logo.
The marble base and lampshade are made locally in collaboration with small workshops, focusing on Greek craftsmanship and strengthening the object’s sense of origin.
Available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
10x10x30, 12x12x40, 15x15x50
Lighting, Stone sculpting
Large, Medium, Small
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.
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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