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Veritable heroes

If you are looking for an out of the ordinary greeting card that is also a great souvenir, then it’s time to…Meet the Greeks!

 

There are ancient gods, like Zeus, Aphrodite and Apollo; mythological creatures, like Hercules, Medusa and Minotaur; but also traditional characters,

like the Evzone, the Orthodox Priest and the Greek Lover. And it is now possible to take them home with you as souvenirs, or even send them flat packed  

by post, thanks to “Meet the Greeks”, a range of paper cut-and-fold cartoon figures created by the DKD studio. “The idea was to bring out something fresh 

and new amongst the plethora of ‘tacky’ local souvenirs,” say designers Petros Dimopoulos and John Karatzas. “Having such a rich heritage, the list of

potential characters is simply endless. Adding a pop kind of aesthetic with some wittiness give the figures their identity.” 

* www.dkdstudio.net & www.hartovasilion.gr

 

 

 

So precious 

Fanourakis

FIVE GENERATIONS, AND MORE THAN A HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF CREATIVE HISTORY MAKE ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL AND DISTINGUISHED GREEK JEWELLERY HOUSES.

 

Fanourakis jewellery was founded in 1860 in Heraklion, Crete, and has managed to expand beyond the confines of the island and even the country. Today, the torch is carried by Lina Diamantopoulou Fanourakis, who has been designing all the collections of the house for the past 30 years, while overseeing the production process to its finest detail. Her highly artistic approach to jewellery results in pieces which give new meaning to existing forms and immortalise the ephemeral, turning the simple into sublime. One could say that the joy of life and the beauty of nature are set in precious metals and stones, with a sense of theatricality that never fails to impress. When not at one of her stores, Fanourakis works at the company’s workshop with a small yet very specialised and experienced team of goldsmiths, who make jewellery dreams come true in the most imaginative ways.

* www.fanourakis.gr

 



Carved beauty

Ioanna Souflia

WHITE MARBLE FROM THE GREEK ISLAND OF THASSOS MEETS BLACKENED GOLD AND DIAMONDS IN EXCEPTIONAL PIECES, AT THE CROSSROADS BETWEEN SCULPTURE AND JEWELLERY.

Ioanna Souflia is not the first to use marble in jewellery, but the way she does it must be unprecedented. She spends hours hand carving some of the pieces herself, leaving the rest to Greek marble experts who treat the white Thassos marble like a true gem. Then the most skilled craftsmen set it in blackened gold and embellish it with diamonds, bringing the designer’s collectible jewels to life. Born and raised in Athens, Ioanna Souflia cultivated her passion for jewellery while studying law in Greece. After receiving silversmithing training from the Mokume Institute of Athens, she moved to London to study Jewellery Design and graduated with Honours from Central Saint Martins. She made her debut at London fashion Week in 2014, and a few months later moved to Paris. Symbiosis, her first fine jewellery collection, is made in Greece.

* Available online exclusively at www.kultia.com | ioannasouflia.com

 

 

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