Greek designer Aristotelis Barakos is opening his studio to the public for the first time, with a showcase of his most recent works and the creative process behind them. For three days (27-28-29 May), visitors will have the opportunity to see from up-close, five projects by the award-winning designer, some of which have never been shown in public before.
Entitled ‘Against All Odds’, the open studio event will be taking place on the occasion of the completion of two years from the creation of Studio Aristotelis Barakos, and it takes the form of a retrospective of the designer’s personal work during this time. The workshop of Aristotelis Barakos, as well as the entire floor of the same building, will open for the public specially for the occasion.
On display will be the Théros collection of lighting objects, which is inspired by the materials and memories of Mediterranean summer—as well as a prototype of the Antoinette tabletop lamp, which recently won an award at an international competition. Also on display will be the Sermon candleholder, which is characterised by brutalist lines, and Bonbon, a collection of lounge furniture designed exclusively for Gousdovas Upholstery Workshop in Athens. The showcase completes a new line of lighting objects, Taco de Luz, whose main feature is the impressive reflective bronze sheet that is hammered completely by hand.
After years of activity in industrial design and collaborations with companies in Greece and abroad, Aristotelis Barakos initiated his own independent design studio in 2020. The studio was envisioned as a way to house the designer’s work for other brands, and at the same time as a way to produce his own products, called Studio Editions, which are made in collaboration with local artisans and suppliers.
Studio Aristotelis Barakos will be open to visitors on Friday 27 (opening from 18:00-22:00), Saturday 28, and Sunday 29 May (12:00-20:00), on Marni 54 (2nd floor), in Athens. All necessary health protocols will be applied. For updates you can follow Studio Aristotelis Barakos on Instagram and Facebook.