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Kermès - Evangelos Vasileiou - France
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Kermès - Evangelos Vasileiou - France
Evangelos Vasileiou - France

Evangelos Vasileiou - Greece

Evangelos Vasileiou was born in Athens in 1976. After obtaining his diploma in interior architecture and product design from the Paris-based École Camondo in 2001, he continued his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) Paris-Malaquais and earned his degree in Architecture (DPLG) in 2005. In 2002, he received the VIA design award for young talents. Since, he has been collaborating with several international companies in the field of product and furniture design and has exhibited his work in international fairs, exhibitions and galleries in France and abroad. He is currently a Professor in the Ecole Camondo and in ENSA Paris-Malaquais where he teaches architecture, interior and product design. He is also a guest lecturer in different universities, including the ECAL-Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne and serves as a juror in architecture and design competitions and diplomas. As of 2005, Evangelos Vasileiou has been working on numerous architectural and interior design projects operating under his Paris-based architecture firm.

Project Description

This project re-questions and researches on the pre-existing typology of the cabinet. The doors are removed and Kermès interior becomes part of its overall image. The inner surfaces are thicker and differently finished, like a precious object made out of Chinese or Japanese lacquer. Its dimensions and analogy turn this cabinet into autonomous furniture with more than one use.
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