heliades were the children of the Sun. They are also Greek mementos, photographs taken by the Greek sun, allowing memories of Greece to be fixed, as they would be on photographic paper, on pieces of Greek Marble. heliades are part of the exhibition It’s all, oh so souvenir to me! Vol. 2!. More information regarding It’s all, oh so souvenir to me! Vol. 2! you can find on http://www.occhi.biz/v2/index.php/news/105-its-all-oh-so-souvenir-to-me.html
These marble blueprints are created using a photographic printing process. A photosensitive solution is applied to the surface of the marble, making it sensitive to the ultraviolet light of the sun. The blue colour is the result of the sun reacting to the photosensitive surface of the marble.
heliades can be either hung from a wall or be placed on a surface as a picture frame.
The role of λithi, the Greek souvenir, is to act as an abstract hourglass that shows the flow of time and let the tourist count the days until his/her next holidays to Greece.
The main concept behind λithi, is based on the role of the souvenir, which is an object of memories from a visit to a specific destination.
The purpose of this product is to allow each tourist to be able to add a personal experience from his/her vacation to it, in order to create an emotional bond with the object. The Greek element is emphasized by the choice of materials and from its form which is inspired by absolute geometrical shapes.
The souvenir is made out of Greek white marble from the area of Dionysos, and on the inside you can find Greek olive oil and Greek sea water. These three materials were chosen in order to represent the diverse Greek landscape. The marble represents the mountains; the water represents the sea and the olive oil, the sun, allowing the tourist to take a piece of Greece back home.
λithi was designed in collaboration with Denitsa Simeonova, an expert in tourism and destination image formation.
λithi is part of the exhibition “It’s all, oh so souvenir to me”, happening right now in Athens. For more info please visit Occhi
By 2030, almost 60% of the world’s population will be living in urban environments. Noise in the cities is invading our private space and has a negative impact on our well-being. Cochlea, is a seat designed public locations, designed to address the problem of noise by offering a new acoustic experience of the city. Its form is inspired by the shape of the nautilus seashell. Sitting in Cochlea provides an experience similar to holding a shell to your ear, but one of listening to the sound of your city rather than that of the sea.
Cochlea, offers a new approach to the design of public furniture, driven by the acoustics of the urban environment and its impact on our quality of life. Fabricated from Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC), Cochlea is environmentally friendly and blends well with the surrounding environment within cities. The aim of this project is to create a new form of public space where people can sit and relax, even in the busiest and noisiest part of the cities.