MISSANA LAB is a research area in which the spanish furniture company Missana experiment with new ways of creating and developing products. It is a new Lab with plenty of brainstorming ideas used to bring into life products designed by the digital world, generating a physical and tangible link between the handicraft industry and technology.
Designed by Alexis Christodoulou
Photographed by Ángel Segura
The digital artist, Alexis Christodoulou, based in Amsterdam has been selected to become our first artist to design our first reference LAB-01, an item called “MILOS”. Alexis has been inspired by the Cycladic architecture specific to the Greek islands and well-known for its simple and elegant shapes.
After several years of research and studies as a digital artist, creating amazing landscapes influenced by the Greek architecture, Alexis accepts Missana LAB challenge of going beyond the limits of the digital language to design his first handicraft product.
Alexis makes almost immediately a connection between the warmth and fluidity of the Greek island architecture and the futuristic aesthetic by using metal sheets to shape his product. The arches and the dome of the structure lead us directly to the island in the Aegean sea from which the item takes its name.
Alexis’ work plays with our memories involving us in an eternal summer offering us an atmosphere of peace and quietness.