Greece is for Lovers

Seitenansicht der Heaps Vase von Greece is for Lovers
Frontansicht der Heaps Vase von Greece is for Lovers



Product details

Available on request

Quartz sand (SH – F01)

Infiltration + Dyeing

285 x 275 x 200 mm | 0,9 kg

Großbild der Heaps Vase von Greece is for Lovers
Nahaufnahme der Heaps Vase von Greece is for Lovers

Athen (Greece), 2020

Images courtesy of Nikos Alexopoulos


A nostalgic and tactile tribute to the sandy shores of the Mediterranean.

Titled Heap, the vase is comprised of four corner parts; each element can stand as an individual vase, resembling the way sand piles in corners when swept by the wind. When the individual quarters are brought together into a quartet, they form a playful heap of sand or dune.

The nearly 30-centimeter tall sculptural vase is 3D printed in quartz sand using Sandhelden’s technology for a sensual and tactile tribute to long summers spent in the Mediterranean.

Heap’s organic, flowing shape evokes the transient quality of sand, which constantly shifts over time. The use of sand further evokes a sense of nostalgia by incorporating an integral element of Greek is for Lovers’ upbringing. Perforations throughout the structure serve the same purpose as a vase’s traditional opening.


Greece is for Lovers

Greece is for Lovers is the brainchild of Thanos Karampatsos and Christina Kotsilelou. Sharing similar aesthetic influences, the creative minds behind it introduced a brand-new sense of ‘Greekness’ to contemporary product design, by mixing up a concoction of their country’s spiciest ingredients: humor, irony, nonchalance and extravagance.

Inspired by the stereotypical notion of what is widely held to be Greek, their designs comment on habitual activities and behavioral patterns both of the past and the present. They narrate an alternative home country, consisting of part fantasy, part memory and part wish. 

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