The Art Of Functionality

Cyprus : The Art Of Functionality

Lellos Art Point Presents: "The Art Of Functionality - An Interdisciplinary Design Showcase."

Featuring: Demosthenis Michael, Flora Mavrommati, Ioanna Kanari Papadopoulou, Julia Astreou, Kleanthis Michael and Marios Charalambous.

‘The Art of Functionality: An Interdisciplinary Design Showcase.’ is an exhibition that will reveal the work of six Cyprus-based designer-makers, for the first time, at Lellos Art Point. The showcase is aiming to ‘marry’ the various fields of design in an orderly manner - to create conversations amongst the disciplines and, of course, the designers themselves, that way facilitating inspiration, debate, and possible collaboration. The featured designers take innovative approaches to materials and techniques, taking into consideration not only aesthetics, but also ergonomics during their making. By adopting that approach, they contemplate on the idea of design as the art of functionality, threading creativity into our everyday routines. The assorted sectors include: textile design, jewellery design, furniture design, headpiece/garment design and graphic design.

Demosthenis M. is a designer not afraid of being bold and experimental with his work. Using unconventional materials such as mesh wire and silicon glue, he creates pieces that are on the borderline of art and design. His avant-garde, sculptural headpieces are elegant with an unmissable gothic twist.

While examining Flora Mavrommati’s jewellery pieces, one feels like looking through a botanist’s stack of specimens: an array of delicately pressed flowers and leaves sustained within their plastic pockets. What otherwise would have been assimilated in nature or discarded by human indifference, the artist collects meticulously like artefacts, species under extinction from the planet and from our memory. Just like in nature, all pieces are individually unique.

Through her graphic work, Ioanna Kanari Papadopoulou finds a way to share her own perception of her surroundings and the world, interpreting the environment around her by technologically manipulating images of it including words, phrases and poems that inspire her.

The traditional Cypriot craft of weaving (loom) is revived by Julia Astreou; the designer is using this technique to create unique contemporary designs, amongst them wall hangings, pillows, and even lampshades. By utilising unorthodox materials such as cane, raw wool, sisal, copper wire and plexiglass, Julia gives her fabrics a contemporary twist with intriguing patterns, textures and transparencies.

Kleanthis Michael crosses the border from mere hand craftsmanship to sumptuous design, taking the art of ‘macramé’ to the next level by creating refined one-off pieces. Every semi-precious gem used, has a special connection to the body part that the piece of jewellery is designed for; for instance, the featured seven pieces are directed to the seven human body Chakra Points.

Marios Charalambous’s polished, state-of-the-art furniture is based on a simple idea of (laser)cutting, layering and/or assembling. The designer has a strong attitude towards a high level of quality, originality, practicality and aesthetics, creating pieces tailored to each user’s individual needs.

> Opening - 17/04/2015
> Time - 19:30m
> Open Until - 27/04/2015

The exhibition will be inaugurated by mr. Evripides Zantides, Associate Professor Graphic Communication, Head of the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts at Cyprus University of Technology.

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 09:00-19:00
Saturday: 09:00-13:00


Monday through Saturday
From: Friday, April 17th, 2015
Until: Monday, April 27th, 2015
Time: See Description


211 St. Andrew's Street
Limassol, Limassol Cyprus
Phone: 25356424


Sylia Panayiotidou
Phone: 99849560

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