““The valueless, the precious, the man-made, the natural-made, the raw, and the processed; I try to mix all these things to systematise this process, and to serve it”.”
Sofa | Cast Aluminium, Cast Brass, Steel, various Woods, various Plastics, Acrylic Resin, Leather, PU Foam
The daybed is an item of furniture intrinsically linked to the Baroque, the aristocracy and luxury. It symbolises a gilded comfort, and the very notion of a day-time bed suggests too much time on one’s hands. Kostas Lambridis’ Her (2019) updates this view, and fast-forwards the piece through centuries of design in an instant, leaving it full of contemporary references.
Cabinet | Five Layers of Categorised Materials by Weight including Minerals, Metals, Woods, Plastics and Textiles
Kostas Lambridis created the monumental Elemental Cabinet (2017) for his graduation project from Design Academy Eindhoven. The cabinet pays homage to the Badminton Cabinet, the most expensive piece of furniture ever sold, and its façade is a visual feast, an overwhelming cacophony of material. It sets the thematic tone of Lambridis’ oeuvre, deconstructing material value, incorporating both crafted and found components, and exuding a dramatic Baroque extravagance.
Table Lamp | Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Acrylic Glass, Stained Glass, Neon, Leds, Plastic
In contrast to the vast globes of Jupiter and Kepler-60e, Kostas Lambridis’ chandelier lamps which hang as if suspended in orbit, Hibiscus (2021) grows upwards, rooted in position. The design for this piece began in a similar way to the two chandeliers, but due to its smaller size it evolved to take the form of a table lamp, and its newfound contact with the ground invalidated the previous celestial references. Therefore, a flower was born, turning the focus of the light upwards.
Chandelier | Aluminium, Brass, Stained Glass, Crystals, Acrylic Glass, Neon Tube, Leds, Dot Matrix Led Screens, Video, Various Electronics
Named after the Ancient Greek King of the Gods, this chandelier encompasses all the majesty of its heavenly namesake. Representative of a celestial light bringer, Jupiter (2019) has a 1m diameter, and symbolises both a technological history of the human manufacture of light, and its mythical importance.
Coffee Table | Stone, Marble, Ceramic, Concrete, Steel
Terracotta (2020) is a coffee table, constructed in Kostas Lambridis’ unique style of material amalgamation. In this piece, a sense of domesticity feeds into the work, as each element shares connotations with building materials, with the bricks and metal frames of modern houses in conversation with the rock and marble of ancient civilisations.
Chandelier | Aluminium, Brass, Stained Glass, Acrylic Glass, Neon Tube, Leds, Dot Matrix Led Screens, Video, Various Electronics
Chandeliers were made incredibly popular during the 18th century Baroque, as they provided a perfect vehicle for contemporary technological advancements to find form in beautiful arrangements of glass, crystal and light. This chandelier, Kepler-60e (2020), acts as a brilliant synergy of beauty and technology, representing the same collision of antique and modern components as seen in Jupiter, as well as suggesting a different geometric take on Lambridis’ conceptualisation of the Baroque.
Bookshelf | Marble, Granite, Ceramic, various Minerals, Steel, Aluminium, Brass, Copper, various Wood, Various Plastic
Kostas Lambridis’ artistic method evolved primarily from his relationship with the Baroque, whereas this bookcase, It’s Not Enough (2020), was a conscious and direct challenge for him to confront something more modern. As always, he works with an unrestricted range of material, combining numerous woods, metals, minerals and plastics in inventive ways. His methodology is honest, as he is unafraid to be transparent about how the piece was assembled. In his words, he shows “The inside. The backside. The hidden side. The truth and the process.”
Coffee Table | Stone, Marble, Ceramic, Concrete, Shale, Glass
This coffee table embodies a certain resilience, its marble, ceramic and concrete components expressing a sense of nonchalant immortality. However, Kostas Lambridis loves to break his own rules and, with a hint of characteristic inversion, makes the glass table top section bubble and float over the rough stone beneath it, as if it had been recently poured.
Coffee Table | Steel, Brass, Aluminium, Marble, Concrete, Ceramics, Olive Wood, various Woods
Faux Baroque (2021) is a unique table and a complex artwork, a coalescence of elements including various woods, terracotta, glass, marble, cast brass and a handmade ceramic mosaic. The artist, Kostas Lambridis, plays with the form of his materials, often separating our expectations of them from the reality he creates. Some components are joined flawlessly, some have their metal or wooden support on full display – Lambridis does not mind. In his eyes, the skeleton and the skin of an object both have equal value. This piece resonates with both a gravitas and eccentricity that make it highly charismatic.
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