Designers Konstantinos and Maria Chadoulos run Mockinbird Studio, a design haven in Larissa, Greece specializing in unique wooden creations. They recently took center stage at the “I Am You: Individual and Collective Identities in Contemporary Art and Design” exhibition in Florence, Italy, where their Bar Cabinet stole the spotlight.
Invited by Pasquale Celona, the founder of Florence Biennale, the Chadoulos duo showcased three projects in the Industrial and Product Design category. The standout was the Bar Cabinet, crafted from American Oak, a masterpiece blending Japanese, Art Deco, Minimal, and Mid-Century Modern styles, staying true to Mockinbird Studio’s aesthetic.
This Bar Cabinet, made of solid oak wood and plywood with oak veneer, is more than just furniture – it’s a work of art. Its sides feature a geometric perforated pattern that complements the curved design. The semicircular segments of the solid frame, crafted using the segmented wood technique, add sophistication. The recognition didn’t stop there.
Mockinbird Studio received the “Leonardo da Vinci Award” for Design, a competition judged by renowned figures in Art and Design, and a significant win for both the designers personally and for Greek design internationally. For Konstantinos and Maria Chadoulos, this award isn’t just about talent; it’s a nod to innovation. The Bar Cabinet showcases their ability to blend various design influences, leaving a lasting impact on contemporary furniture. As Mockinbird Studio continues to redefine elegance, the design community eagerly awaits their next creation.
Photo Credit: Kostas Gatsis