Nefelia's latest work attempts to challenge the relationship between functionality and design. It is a collective of objects that amazes, while still being realistic enough to execute. A true Greek drama is taking place as the collection progresses, with highly designed objects, initiating newcomers to a land of mythical figures, Greek goddesses and heroes.
The evil eye, traditionally a talisman made to protect against the malevolent glares, that Greeks believe to be a curse cast to a person when unaware, in “Drama” collection becomes an acrylic set of placemats for two.
Janus, with the two faces, one seeing into the past and one into the future, thus representing time. A symbol of change and transition, in Drama collection, becomes a hand mirror, with a handle made out of handmade cast concrete and a double layering of laser cut plexiglass.
Or Ornithes, inspired by the famous play of the father of comedy Aristophanes, become a set of coasters by using the technique of laser cutting, and embedding delicate eye pieces into an already-cut acrylic base.
The collection is an exciting mix of unexpected elements, a sarcastic interpretation of Greek history, that in the end, characterize the distinctive and -out of fashion- work of Nefelia. Drama collection was presented in ICFF, NYC, May 14-17 2016.