Contemporary objects bearing memories from museum exhibits
Product & Design Innovation students and graduates from AKTO Art & Design College, get inspired by the Benaki Museum exhibits and present modern utilitarian objects at Benaki Museum / Pireos 138. The exhibition is part of the Benaki Museum Shop cycle “Objects: A Visual Narrative. Series of studies on the collections of the Benaki Museum”. The participants are as follows: Fotis Kampolis / Lila Kourasi / Yannis Mantzaris / Panagiotis Oikonomakis / Ioannis Stathoulis / Angelina Tassi / Ilias Chatzigiannis AKTO’s new Product Designers were invited to design objects, following systematic research and documentation carried out at the permanent collections of the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, with the assistance of the Museum's curators. The aim of the project was to create new objects of high aesthetics, the functionality of which relates to the users’ contemporary practical needs, while at the same time, be adjusted to modern-day data for the manufacturing – production process. A three-member committee comprised of Despina Geroulanou, Kostantia Manthou & Yannis Tseklenis have assessed and approved the design proposals that are presented at the exhibition. The project was an initiative of Rosalia Ioannidou, a product designer and AKTO tutor, who is also responsible for the curation of the exhibition. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, January 25, at 19:30, where Yannis Tseklenis, Despoina Geroulanou, Alexandros Didaskalou, Kostantia Manthou and Yannis Mantzaris will discuss Product Design and the exhibition.