Having proven designers similar to India Mahdavi and Omer Arbel lately, Carwan Gallery’s scope for design showpieces is broad. Now it’s displaying lighting, seating, painted ceramics and tables by Alekos Fassianos. The gallery relocated from Beirut to Athens in 2020, persevering with its mission to show collectible up to date design from the Jap Mediterranean and foster relationships with and between architects, artists and designers.
Alekos Fassianos: Design works from the archives
Whereas Fassianos operated largely in portray and illustration – and his work ranges extensively in scale – his portfolio additionally extends into design, sculpture and writing and maintains his distinctive id no matter type. Influences from Cycladic, conventional Indian and Japanese artistry shine by way of in his works, with photos of varied life types remaining on the centre of his items. Birds, folks and snakes seem usually in his works, in block colors and minimalist depictions. ‘I like purple and blue volumes, however not abstraction,’ Fassianos remarked on color and topic.
Fassianos’ motifs are immediately recognisable for the reductive worlds he created with them, that are echoed within the design items proven at Carwan Gallery. The naked stone partitions of the gallery distinction with the graceful textures of his red-upholstered and timber designs.
Playfully rounded tops of armchairs define silhouettes and animal busts, and curls of wooden home small birds and human characters. The designs are easy and differ from leather-lined benches and armchairs, to a wicker-woven espresso desk and a glass-topped eating desk, held up by bird-shaped pillars.
Whereas the collections closely function seating, Fassianos’ designs prolong to brass cut-out lamps, and every bit is made to be distinctive, in a resistance by the artist and designer to mass-production.
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