oo editorial “The show must and does go on”
ver the last three years we have tried to do precisely that. To go on. And we do carry on more dynamically that we could have ever imagined. Interiors from Greece has succeeded in becoming a truly international design platform that all foreigners of the sector recognize as the Greek representative in the international fairs and markets. For the season 2015-16, we have managed to be the official agency for the international fairs MADE expo (Milan) and May Design Series (London). Moreover, we have organized the Greek group participation in Salone del Mobile Milano where the Greek companies will show their products in a mutual, we could say complementary, stand of 230sm. The edition that you are holding in your hands reflects this dynamics. It reflects the fact that Interiors from Greece is a source
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of inspiration for the Greek companies while at the same time, it is the trustworthy agency which the international organizers rely on. The long strategic bonds with the FLA events company, organization company of MADE expo & Salone del Mobile) ensure the importance of all of our endeavors. In the following pages you will be able to have a look at pretty significant corporate news of the Greek furniture sector, presentation of the GREEK GROUP CONCEPT and also our exhibition plan for 2015. This special edition will be distributed during the two fairs, Salone del Mobile and May Design Series while it will be available on-line in our website: interiorsfromgreece.com We hope that you will embrace it exactly as you have embraced our work all of these years. On our part, we promise that we will keep the show going on…
o1 corporate news
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o2 design from greece
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o3 exhibitions 2015 at a glance
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o4 greek group concept worldwide
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o5 product director y
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Candia strom inaugurates the first European store in Berlin. In the beginning of 2015, Candia Strom inaugurated the first European-based store in Berlin. The store, located in the main avenue Karl-Marx-Alle 62, has been open to public since last autumn (2014). The consumers of the German capital have shown great interest resulting in the new store enjoying really positive reviews, not only regarding the showcasing but also the product variety and quality. You can visit the store website (www.candiastrom.de) or call at: +49 30 97005505.
corporate news 10DEKA
Elegant projects by 10DEKA Inspiration, invention, creation and new aesthetic experience are reflected on 10DEKA outdoor furniture, the brand that allows you to provide your environment with a creative identity. 10DEKA range has been designed exclusively for 4 & 5*hotels and luxurious projects. Its clean and minimal lines highlight the simplicity of nature and its high tolerance Aluminum frame guarantees for durability in all kind of environments whether next to the ocean waves or up on the demanding temperature changing of the mountains. Goal of every project sealed with the trademark of 10DEKA, is beauty to meet functionality, intelligent design to meet modernity while our unlimited variety to fulfill all different customer needs.
(Italy), PHS (France), Interior Creator D.O.O. (Croatia), Cab Deco (Canada), La Veranda (U.A.E.). At the same time 10DEKA shows export activity to the specific countries: U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Turkey, all EU countries and Russia. For 2015, the company has scheduled to take part in the following international fairs: HO.RE.CA (Greece), Salone del Mobile Milano (Italy), Maison & Objet (France). To conclude with, we present you some of the most representative 10DEKA projects.
The most significant partnerships in the last two years are the following: Penthouse (Israel), Deluxe Milano
Cassandra introduces the new IDOLA Model IDOLA is a Greek word translated as “IDOLS”. The two opposed curved modules of the main structure are acting as idols, reflected on a mirror. IDOLA represents our design philosophy of curvature in front view. Keeping the same iconic elegance of curves for which the brand CASSANDRA has become known, the IDOLA model offers a level of style and ergonomy never seen before in its class. It can be described as a contemporary take on the classic luxury of 60’s modernism.
RED DOT for Convex & Yiannis Georgaras The collaboration of Convex, the Greek handle-manufacturing company, with the industrial designer Yiannis Georgaras has led to the RED DOT Award-winning. The metallic door handle, designed by Georgaras and produced by Convex was based on three main principles: elasticity, visual continuity and purity. Georgaras created an imaginary line between the lock and the handle, resulting in the metal losing its rigidity and gainin the most possible elasticity. At the same time, they are not used any kind of connecting elements such as screws and in this way, the handle looks like it magically attaches to the wooden door and it constitutes an integral part of it. The statement of the Jury was sufficient, “The clear, purist and decidedly elegant design is proof of great aesthetic and functional quality.”
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De-Code launches its new on line service, de-code configurator The totally updated website of the de-code furniture company gives you the opportunity to browse through the new catalogues and collections, get to know first all corporate news or just stay in touch with the de-code people. But there is one more feature; from now on, you can design your dream furniture by yourselves. With just a click, you can select among dozens of colors for the natural wood or lacquer that you prefer. In this way, you will be able to create the furniture that truly suits to your aesthetics and style. You can find more on www.de-code.gr
Eliton is taking part in May Design Series 2015 The Greek kitchen furniture company Eliton has managed to enter dynamically into the British market. Over the past few years, Eliton has fulfill an important number of projects in the UK market. In order the company to enhance and establish its presence to the specific market, it has scheduled to participate in the business-focused fair May Design Series which is held in May 17-19 in London. So, during this 3day event, Eliton is going to show its latest products and complete contract solutions.
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INTERIORS FROM GREECE
Interiors From Greece: Strategic partner and agent of International Fairs The international design platform Interiors from Greece has established its identity as the official agent in Greece of the most prestigious fairs. Especially, via the representation of MADE expo 2015 where 5 Greek companies (Interno doors, Alchimica, Elval Colour, Convex, Mathios) took part in, last March. MADE expo is the most important biannual event for building constructions and materials and all professionals do know that if they wish to be part of the international markets, they have to be present in this fair. This collaboration reinforces the strategic relation between Interiors from Greece and FLA events, also organizer of the international Salone del Mobile Milano, which the platform has strategic relations with since 2012. Additionally, Interiors from Greece is the exclusive agent (2015-16) of the UK business-orientated fair May Design Series which is scheduled for May 17-19 (Greek companies participating: Kontaki Design, Eliton & Papadatos). At the same time,
the platform is always in search of new collaborations as it plans to enter to the international markets of Asia and the USA. Without doubt, this international recognition will operate strategically for the reinforcement of the Greek furniture and design sector as well as the companies involved.
Kontaki Design Company Exhibition in Galerie Hélène Nougaro, Paris Kontaki design, known for designing and producing exclusively handcrafted objects and furniture, exhibited a few months ago, in the gallery Hélène Nougaro which is set in the center of “La Ville Lumière”.
This last exhibition which was called “Kinisis” lasted for three months. Hélène Nougaro said regarding her encounter with Kontakis that it was like “a love at first sight”. On his part, Kontakis is glad that his products were so warmly accepted by the French and hopes to be back soon with a new collection.
The creations inspired by Spyros Kontakis have managed to become truly recognizable. His products have been used to Hollywood movies while some of the most famous actors use his products at their homes.
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New hotel projects by Mia Collections Mia Collections is a prestigious furniture company of great tradition in the hotel project realization. Over the years, the company has cooperated with certain of the most well-known architecture practices and has brought into effect even the most demanding contract projects. The long experience in the quality delivery of luxurious and classy hotel projects has led the brand Mia Collections being synonym to fine concepts and elegant style. Two of the latest projects that ensure this say are the hotels Santa Marina Starwood (Mykonos, Greece) and Mitsis Hotel. In both hotels, the furniture used reveal the superior quality and fine manufacturing of the products.
Papadatos corporate update For Papadatos furniture company, every new project requires a fresh perspective. That is why, the company creates corporate relations that lead to new business opportunities. Thanks to the long experience, the company is able to experiment on innovative ideas in cooperation with eminent industrial designers such as A. Franzolini and Sotiris Lazou. The two designers have created the new collections on behalf of Papadatos which are characterized by the designers’ personal style and techniques. During Salone del Mobile 2015, “Upper”, the new model by Papadatos and designed by the prestigious Italian designer Jacopo Giagnoni, will be showed. For 2015, Papadatos will (or has already) showcase at the following fairs: Valencia Design Week (February 2015), Salone del Mobile Milano (April 2015), May Design Series London (May 2015), Athens Design Week (October 2015). It worth mentioning that the sales network of Papadatos is spread along 26 countries worldwide (Europe, Asia, USA, Oceania) and also counts over 60 sales points abroad.
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The lamp ROTA 48 is part of a project realized by Archion architecture practice The architecture practice Archion has utilized the lamp ROTA 48, conceived and designed by Urbi et Orbi creative agency, for a project in Belgium. The lamp was cleverly installed by the architect Geert van Rysseghem who headed the project of the Argenta bank & insurance office in Belgium.
Poufomania.com sponsor in Aquae Mundi Event During Milan Design Week and Expo 2015, a great parallel event is also taking place. Aquae Mundi, organized by DDN magazine, constitutes two months of exhibitions and events, an exclusive moment that aims at drawing international visitors of Salons in April and Expo 2015. Design companies from different industries (bathroom, outdoor, wellness, hydraulic ventilation and climate, food) will showcase their products to the public in an unusual and appropriate location, the Milan Thermal baths.The bean bags company Poufomania.com, is one of the sponsors and is also going to showcase the new Sunset collection designed by the eminent designer Sotiris Lazou within Aquae Mundi. This pretty significant sponsorship indicates the international mark of Poufomania.com as well as the fact that the company has started showing extroverted activity.
design from greece
ver the past few years, Greek design has proven to be increasingly improving. DESIGN FROM GREECE has turn into synonym to Creativity and Innovation. Greek industrial designers have shown some really outstanding sample of work which some people consider even as artwork. Their manufactured products have been awarded to certain of the most prestigious international contests such as the RED DOT AWARD. On the other hand, the young generation of designers is thought to be the Greek design pioneers as they truly have the know-how to combine all suitable materials with the most functional and stylish designs. Besides, we should bear in mind that Greeks have been great craftsmen from the ancient to the recent times. So, itâ€™s like the tradition is carried on.
Dpoint -Greek industrial design event One of the two highlight-moments for Greek design took place 1,5 years ago. DPOINT, curated by the international platform INTERIORS FROM GREECE, was the meeting point for the industrial designers, experienced and younger. The idea of a united showcase where all creators showed together their products proved to be exceptional. The designers who took part in DPOINT were: Sotiris Lazou, Andreas Varotsos, Yannis Georgaras, Yiannis Ghikas, Constantinos Hoursoglou, Athanasios Babalis, Dede, Panagiotis Megalooiconomou, Greece is for Lovers, STUDIOLAV, CTRLZAK, 11%, Costas Bissas, 157+173 Designers, Valentino Marengo, Jazzt Design and Christina Skouloudi.
01 Yiannis Georgaras 02 Sotiris Lazou Design Studio 03 Andreas Varotsos
01 Sotiris Lazou Design Studio 02 157 + 173 Designers 03 Sotiris Lazou Design Studio 04 Yiannis Ghikas Design 05 157 + 173 Designers
01 Andreas Varotsos 02 11% Eleven per Cent 03 Yiannis Georgaras 04 STUDIOLAV 05 Yiannis Ghikas Design 04
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Dpoint -Project hotel event A year later, DPOINT was back! This time, even more organized and during HOTELIA fair, it welcome all visitors to a highly distinct village, the DPOINT HOTEL VILLAGE. There, 6 industrial designers and architects - Andreas Varotsos (industrial designer), Sotiris Lazou (industrial designer), Aspasia Taka (architect), Manolis Metrides (architect), Giorgos Pitarokilis (mechanical engineer, industrial designer) and Yannis Georgaras (industrial designer) â€“ showed six hotel rooms of different style and perception. Each one represented a different concept while at the same time responded to a public of different requirements. For the construction of the rooms, the designers and architects collaborated with production and material companies. It was the first time that a project of such importance for the sector took place in Greece, under the co-organization of HELEXPO and INTERIORS FROM GREECE. Around these model rooms, dozens of companies which are active in the hotel equipment sector, showed their latest products in stands of mutual construction and philosophy. Goal of this project was the creation of a uniform space where
the exhibitor cast the visitorâ€™s eyes on the product itself and not on an impressive and expensive stand. All these show that Greek design not only is a nice idea but a competitive product that gains ground year by year. Get to know it!
page 22 01 My Full Moon Project Andreas Varotsos (industrial designer) 02 My ĂŽledeville Project Giorgos Pitarokilis (mechanical eng, industrial designer) 03 My Excel Project Manolis Metrides (architect engineer)
page 23 01 My Homey Lodging Project Aspasia Taka (architect engineer) 02 My Libra Project Sotiris Lazou (industrial designer) 03 My Olumpus Project Yiannis Georgaras (industrial designer)
o3 exhibitions 2015 at a glance
f we go back in 2012 we would see a group of companies sharing the same vision, that is to say, to promote the Greek-designed products worldwide. Based on this mutual dream, the companies Candia-Strom, Corpus, De-code, Elite Strom, Lattas, Papadatos and Morphos, under the communication strategy of Interiors from Greece, took part in the international furniture fairs imm Cologne and Salone del Mobile and showed to the world that Greek production and design does exist. Today, and after three consecutive participations, Greeks are taking part to Salone del Mobile Milano (14-19/42015) for the fourth time. More particularly, the Greek companies that will participate to this yearâ€™s Salone del Mobile as well as the biannual Euroluce, are the following: 10Deka, Al2, Archbone, Candia Strom, Coco-mat, de-code, Gyllos Furniture Concepts, Christine
Lighting, Malapetsas, Mia Collection, Papadatos and Petridis Lighting. Highlight of this yearâ€™s organization is the GREEK GROUP CONCEPT, a Greek mission of 4 manufacturers (10Deka,Archbone, Candia Strom, De-code, Gyllos Furniture Concepts) showcasing in a mutual stand of 230sm. Interiors from Greece has cooperated exclusively for this purpose with architecture practice Aspasia Taka Architecture Lab that is responsible for the design of the stand. In this way, different kinds of products, designs, innovations and complete solutions that are made in Greece will be exhibited in a space of mutual design and philosophy. Carrying on, a month later, in May 17-19, Greek companies are meeting again in a fair of different concept. May Design Series London is held during the last period for the design events and wishes to be the place where all crucial decisions are taken and all significant contacts are realized. In this organization, the Greek companies to take part are three: Eliton, Papadatos and Kontaki Design. It goes without saying that for 2015, Greek producers have scheduled a grand opening towards the international markets. Especially, if we consider that they were also present at two previous truly important trade fairs, imm Cologne and Made expo, in January and March respectively. During imm cologne, companies such as Candia Strom, coco-mat and Kitwood showed their latest products while the swiss-established Shibui of the Greek industrial designers Constantinos Hoursoglou and Athanasios Babalis was also present. As far as MADE expo is concerned (organized by FLA Events, the company that also organizes Salone del Mobile Milano), it is one of the top trade fairs regarding buildings and materials. In this case, the Greek companies that participated were the following: Interno Doors, Alchimica, Elval Colour, Convex and Mathios.
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o4 g reek group concept worldwide
he idea of group missions was first launched in 2012 in the fairs imm Cologne and Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Three years later, more organized, company orientated and focused on the final goal – the effective promotion of Greek producers – the idea goes one step beyond. Following the example of Denmark, Norway or France, Greek furniture companies have decided to join “forces” and take part in Salone del Mobile Milano 2014 under a mutual concept, the GREEK GROUP CONCEPT. A group of companies has been coordinated under a mutual perspective; the relaunching of a more dynamic and branded
concept that will lead to the desired outcome, that is to say, the Greek products to prevail in the international markets. For 2015, INTERIORS FROM GREECE in collaboration with Aspasia Taka, Architects Creative Lab have formed a joint stand of 230sm where four participating companies will show together their products and innovations. More thoroughly, GREEK GROUP CONCEPT is showing in Salone del Mobile Milano (14-19/4/2015), in an open space stand of mutual visual philosophy. The benefits of such an endeavor are plenty and distinct. Let’s present you the most significant of them: • Participating companies with a small stand, will have the chance to enjoy the benefits of better location as well as overall better promoted participation. • The launching of such project aims at establishing Greece in the minds of professionals as a strong brand regarding design and furniture. • Common / equal utilization of the visitors by all participating companies. Target on impress and increasing dynamics. • Enhanced media & public relations activity that will lead to a more efficient participation. • Companies of different fields of activity - they manufacture different kinds of products - cooperate so as to attract a mutual target group. • The image of Greek product and consequently, Greek design is reinforced. • Companies will have the opportunity to take part in international fairs overseas like USA and Asia.
It is planned that, year by year, the specific concept will become even more dynamic as it schedules to be present in more and more international fairs aiming at approaching different types of markets. In this way, Greek companies will be able to enter to more particular markets (e.g. overseas) which they could not approach otherwise.
page 26 01 Greek group stand (in 3D) of 230 sqms at Salone del mobile Milano 2015, designed by Aspasia Taka Architects creatine lab page 27 01, 02 Greek group stand of 150 sqms at Salone del mobile Milano 2014 designed by Sotiris Lazou
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“The show must and does go on” Over the last three years we have tried to do precisely that. To go on. And we do carry on more dynamically t...