SPANAKI

10/08/2010

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Anna introduced me to her colorful world and I was more than delighted to discover her fresh creations mainly made out of old vinyl and magazines! Spanaki [greek word for spinach] is her collection’s brand name! Let’s check her out!

Hello Anna and welcome to EyeCandies. When did you first start crafting and what urged you towards it?

I think that the first jewelry I’ve ever made were necklaces from raw pasta… This was an obligatory practice I had to do for my lazy eyes when I was at about 5 years old. :S But as far as I can remember I was always one of those kids decorating their books, cutting, collecting, doing collages, sewing the cloths for their dolls and stuff. Sketching, crafting was something I was good at and could also please my closest people. So, I used to create several things, which I gave away as presents to friends & family. But things changed, when I got my first degree on Computing. When I started to work on this sector I felt the need to do something more creative in my daily routine. So I decided to study graphic design. Through my “career change” my crafts got a more compact identity.

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Most of your creations are made by recycled and reused materials. How important is this in your opinion and what are the main characteristics of your work?

I’ve been thinking lately how ephemeral and disposable most of the things we use everyday are and I felt so fed up with this… I find this cast of mind we all have, consuming and throwing away with no second thought about the environment or the economy, very disturbing. My intension is to expand the product’s lifecycle by transforming it into something new that can offer a new satisfaction to its owner and in a way delay it from being detrimental to the environment.

Do you experiment with various materials? What is your favorite one and why?

I have tried to work with several materials like metal, resin, polymer clay, threads, leather and many more but for sure my favorite is vinyl because it has all the properties of metal, it gives more than many potentials for creating unique designs and it’s more fun to work with.

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If you were to choose a persona to show your collection, who would you choose?

So hard to answer! Two women come to my mind right now:

Björk and Róisín Murphy, whom both I admire as musicians, performers and always liked their stylistic choices. So a possible approval of my work would be really important to me.
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What in your opinion makes a designer successful?

Love for design, will, hard work, knowledge on the history of design, and considering the 10 principles for good design of Dieter Rams.
Can you give us a peak to your future plans?

These days I am working on a boys collection but what I intent to do next is to create a series designed and crafted totally by me – graphics, illustration & manufacture.

LINKS: […]

- http://www.spanaki.gr
- http://spanaki.blog.com/
- http://spanaki.bigcartel.com/
- http://el-gr.facebook.com/spanaki

EMAIL: spanaki@hotmail.gr
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