ATHENS — Greek Designer Spiros Kontakis will join 50 of the globe's trending artists and designers along with their featured works at the Monaco Fight Aids Auction Gala, hosted by Prince Albert and Princess Stéphanie on December 1, 2015 in Monte Carlo. This is Kontakis' second invitation by curator Denis Taranto on behalf of the royal family to participate in the fundraiser marking World AIDS Day.
Spiros Kontakis has quickly made his name transporting the ordinariness of furniture and objects to a surreal and wondrous dream world. "I attempt to create a dream-like effect in a world where we coexist with the object as it moves throughout our space, almost as if it existed before we even discovered it," said Kontakis. Each of Kontakis' unique designs, including his "Popeye" lamp curated for the exhibition, is hand-crafted and manufactured by a collaborative of highly-skilled artisans and engineers in Greece, all in limited edition.
Spiros Kontakis started Kontaki Design in 2010 following more than decade as a songwriter and musician performing in London and Athens. In the short time since his emergence on the design scene, Kontakis has earned an elite following. His captivating works have been featured in promotional spreads for Spiderman III and the James Bond film Skyfall, commissioned by Athens-based boutique hotel Fresh Hotel, and purchased by prominent collectors like Helene Nougaro of Galerie Helene Nougaro (Paris), Les Miserables author Jean-Marc Natel (Paris) and renowned Middle East Gallerist and owner of Vivre, Rima Sauma (Beirut). Recent exhibitions include Maison Objet, Paris (2015), May Design Series, London (2015), Design for Life, 2015, Italian Insitute of Athens, 2014; "Kinisis" in Paris, 2014-2105, Galerie Helene Nougaro.
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Monaco Fight Aids Auction Gala Hosted by Prince Albert and Princesse Stephanie Monaco, Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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View works of Spiros Kontakis [video] . . . Photo credit all imagery: Petros Avtzis