Conventional and unconventional rules of design are being mixed up by Christina Skouloudi with only one goal in her mind: the creation of objects and items who seek to build a strong bond with their user.
Christina Skouloudi's design items wishing to create a strong bond between the user and the object; sometimes by a symbolic gesture or a welcoming form, sometimes challenging the conventional design rules not in a harsh but in a smooth and tranquil way. She and her team design furniture and objects that have nothing to hide, that are characterized by simplicity in their form and clearness in their construction. Continuously seeking to push the aesthetic, technological and craft’s boundaries trying to meet users’ needs and fulfill their expectations for high quality and durability.
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EXHIBITIONS AND PRESS
Christina Skouloudi studied at Kingston University in UK where she was awarded her Bachelor Degree in Furniture and Product design. Upon returning to Greece she began collaborating with manufacturers in product design projects focusing in: furniture, lighting, glass making, outdoor equipment and beach gear bags. She has been collaborating with Pedagogical Institute of Greece, Polytechnic of Karditsa, AKTO college and the University of the Aegean as a product design educator. She has taken part in many exhibitions in Greece and abroad where she has been awarded for her work. In 2009 she founded her own studio producing unique wholesale and retail collections. Obsessed with all materials, technologies and their processing techniques she is influenced by them, in order to achieve innovation.
She loves the simplicity, tangibility and warmth of popular traditional Greek utensils and furniture. This is the reason she employs wood, metal and leather. She wants her designs to communicate qualities and memories of the authentic Greek life. She aims to indulge people in the power of form, beauty and quality. By incorporating these interlinked values into all of her products she aims to make them accessible to everyone. She wants users to feel familiar with the objects, not intimidated by them. Christina Skouloudi is creating objects-protagonists of our daily rituals.
MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 2007
100% DESIGN, LONDON, 2011
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LaMedusa introduces herself as an attempt to present to the world a collection of beautiful, unique products and brands carefully selected from the beautiful country of Greece. The country where she lived and she was tortured, the country where her legend was created, now shows the best that has to offer through her.
A collection of Summerwear, Jewelry, Design Objects , and particular Delicacies, these are the gifts that beautiful, tortured Medusa has to offer.