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Greece Is for Lovers: Greek humour

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A pair of designers diverts Greek clichés into funny, smart, and beautiful objects.

It has been nearly ten years since Christina Kotsilelou and Thanos Karampatsos created this label, whose reputation has travelled across borders. Their credo is to deflect clichés of Greek culture and make of them everyday objects full of humour and extravagance. Thus the headgear of a pope has been turned into a lampshade, the columns of a temple become paperweights or dumbbells.

As a wink to Sundays,when the whole family goes to the beach, all generations together, they have also designed a cooler for a bottle of wine in the shape of a swimsuit and a stool for sitting on the pebbles. The stool's three legs are Cycladic blue and recall the tips of jackhammers. The seat itself is made of white marble from the Peloponnese. Luciano Benetton and Paul Smith are among their fans. For the poetry of their lines, get yourself a mug inspired by Cretan scrolls.

Greece Is for Lovers
Valtetsiou 50
106 81 Athens

+30 210 924 5064

www.greeceisforlovers.com

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