ALL PHOTOS BY DIMITRIS VASILIOU
For us here at the Meet Market, August is our month off. It’s our time for vacations, for rest and relaxations, for sun salutations and Mediterranean meditations, saving up energy for the fall and winter months ahead. But we won’t just leave you hanging like that if Meet Market is what you are looking for. Since the summer of 2015, our very own J. Melik has built a little paradise venue on the Cycladic island of Anafi called “Monolithos”. This gem-like Island of the Aegean, sits in between Santorini and Crete, and once you get there, just head up to chora, and ask for Melik.
He’ll be waiting for you at Monolithos all summer long, where you can admire the view of epic blue and sky, while sipping on a cocktail or a coffee, have a dig through his record collection and put on your favorite track, or head to the gallery-gift shop, and find the following Meet Market brands there:
Monolithos is proud to present its very own line of merchandise ranging rom t-shirts and sweathshirts, to bags, and plenty more ideas in the works. Represent Monolithos, wherever you come from, so that everyone can know you’ve been to this very special place.
Blaqk team consists of Greg Papagrigoriou and Chris Tzaferos (Simek). Both are Graphic Designers who live and work in Athens. Blaqk team is a combination of graphic elements, that characterizes the work of both – geometric forms, geometric patterns and calligraphy-typography (often used as an abstract decorative elements in their compositions).
A family of carpenters making a range of high quality wood works, from hats to furniture to custom made pieces.
Desperate artists – The “Design Lab” is a Greek handcrafted jewelry & accessories brand located in the heart of Hermoupolis, composed by two girls that are friends & co-workers. Having different objects but common view and design studies Zefi & Eirini believe in teamwork and that creativity is the solution. Working together in their lab-showroom share their visions, test their ideas, sell their work, improve, evolve, and create yet another vessel for getting by in these challenging times.
Unique jewelry designed and crafted by Dimitris Virtsionis using natural elements.
Sea change in not only the change we make to our seas. It is the change that transforms our habits, our actions and our perceptions. A change that effects us deeply and forever.
Unique hand-made jewelry inspired by nature and the sea.
A beautiful collection of ceramics and jewelry from Diane Alexandre.
LoFi are a physical store & lab in the center of Athens, Greece. We blend our love for the things we do. ArtLab section, creates all the Jewellery, pots, lamps, paintings, in our lab. All creations are unique and made from scratch. Records section supports beatmaking culture, sound system culture and all creative & fresh ideas about modern music. You can find musical gems that range from afro/latin, jazz/soundtracks to reggae/dub and hiphop/beats.
Founded in 2013 by a couple of young entrepreneurs, Pestemal offers the high quality towels called “peshtemals”. Taken straight out of the hammams of the East, they can now be found in a variety of modern colors and designs, in a wholesale network of 400 stores throughout Greece. Pestemal is a woven fabric in rectangular shape that is traditionally used for body covering. The tradition of pestemal meets nowadays with the contemporary perception of production and design, maintaining at the same time its authentic characteristics. Hand-loomed from high quality cotton, linen and bamboo, Pestemals are easy to clean, lightweight and very versatile. The high moisture absorption, the ability to dry fast, the antibacterial attributes and their delicate texture, makes them an absolute must-have for all seasons.
Kleo Drums are percussion instruments handmade in Greece by Kleo Xirou -from framedrums, davuls, doumbeks, udus, locally produced goat skins, repairs on all percussion instruments and anything with a skin! Kleo Xirou was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1970. She studied Philosophy at Syracuse University and has gained international acclaim for her handcrafted ceramic and wooden percussion instruments.
B-side Objects specialized in men’s accessories, jewelry, fashion items designed by Nicolas Denis, owner-operator of Crazy Crafters, Athens Greece. From leather bracelets to silver pendants, each and every item is handmade with attention and love.
ElGreco has been producing handmade shoes in Athens since 1981. The company’s philosophy focuses on high quality and manufacturing standards, comfort, aesthetics, and the sustainability of raw materials. Today, El Greco is one of the few companies which continues to evolve the craft of leather working, striving to meet all the new trends through continuous research, embracing new cultures such as upcycling, but above all, staying innovative. El Greco also loves colors, unexpected combinations, the classic designs and bold variations.
All Sol*full jewelry is hand-made by married couple Marianthi and Argiris in their workshop in Athens, Greece. Using materials such as gold, silver, bronze, enamel, lazer cut plexiglass and leather, all designs aim at celebrating color and lines and of course complimenting the customers original style and beauty. All their pieces have soul in them, making them Sol*full!
Each and every Rubberize bag is unique and handmade by Olybia from recycled tires, inner-tubes and discarded rubber… so you can look stylish while saving the environment. Isn’t that what the world needs more of?