Modern Takes Furniture Collection by George Drakakis

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Modern Takes

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Furniture Collection

INSPIRATION:
Modern Takes is collection inspired by monumental shapes that defined beauty and form. Four pieces, Nike, the Winged Victory, Fragments, Trojan Horse and Daedalus have been designed along minimal lines to accommodate modern indoor and outdoor living. Sourcing inspiration from ancient Greek archetypal forms and concepts advanced GRP design was deployed to create furniture with sculptural sophistication made of innovative fiber-reinforced material.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Nike, the Winged Victory is a set of dining and side/coffee tables. Fragments is a multi-functional object, coffee table and stool. It can be turned upside down and reveal two different tops. Trojan Horse is a dining chair, made of clear and flowing lines. Daedalus is a modular display system. Repetition of the basic module forms clusters and endless combinations can occur by simply rotating the module by 90 deg.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Modern Takes is a set of dining, coffee and side tables, accompanied by a dining chair, a stool and a modular display system. The collection is inspired by a rich cultural background and the main scope is to apply a fresh look and deliver new functional objects. Therefore, clear lines formed shapes within an artistic balance between fluid forms and ergonomic factors.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2016 in Thessaloniki and finished in June 2016.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Glass-fiber reinforced polyester resin with hand polished gel coat is chosen as the material that can handle successfully the sculptural aspects of the design. The main construction technique for a small production cycle is the hand lay-up, by laying the polyester resin and processing it by hand into a mold. For mass-scale production, vacuum infusion or injection method will be used. Both these methods start the whole process by hand and then apply vacuum to yield lighter products.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Nike, the Winged Victory W x D x H = 600 x 600 x 450 mm side table, W x D x H = 1000 x 1000 x 750 mm dining table, Fragments Diameter x H = 574 x 400 mm, Daedalus module W x D x H = 450 x 450 x 395 mm, Trojan horse Overall dimensions; W x D x H = 585 x 513 x 804 mm, Seating Level; W x D x H = 470 x 355 x 450 mm.

TAGS:
Nike, winged victory, Samothrace, Daedalus, fragments, Trojan horse, furniture, collection, stool, puff, chair, library, labyrinth, display, system, table, side table, coffee table, dining table, living, dining, iconpoetry, george, drakakis, inomo, inomodesign

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The Collection embodies two major concepts; Firstly, the Sling Effect, the more you take a look back in time and cultural history, the more you advance ahead, the more contemporary a design is. Although designs occupy space, it's the relation with time that makes them stand out. Secondly, the Rage Against Planned Obsolescence, a concept that utilizes time-resistant materials, such as fiberglass, to create timeless designs, pointing out that material and objects are not ephemeral and not meant to be substituted shortly after. Consuming for the sake of consuming, makes recycling obsolete and therefore the act of recucling is not able to serve it's role in the chain of sustainable development.

CHALLENGE:
The creative challenge was to introduce a start-up furniture collection that will best describe the spirit, the values and the aesthetic of a brand new company based in Greece that specializes in bespoke and sculptural furniture, while at the same time highlight the cultural continuity and craftsmanship connection between the present and the past. To sum it up, the creative challenge was to blend minimal design into maximal inheritage.

ADDED DATE:
2016-12-13 15:28:21

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IMAGE CREDITS:
video #1: Eleni Katrakalidi, Nike the Winged victory, 2016.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
INOMO

PROFILE:
INOMO stands for bespoke furniture and design solutions out of the ordinary.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Modern Takes Furniture Collection by George Drakakis is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Modern Takes Furniture Collection by George Drakakis is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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