ASTORIA – The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of the Business to Business (B2B) event Tableware and Textiles/Fine Ceramic Art, on November 14 at Hellenic Aesthetic NYC, 30-91 31st Street in Astoria, 5-8 PM.
Marianthi Vlachos and Maria Kosmidou showcase the work of Barbara Papadede of Natural Greek Fabrics and ceramist Ilias Christopoulos at the Hellenic Aesthetic NYC, November 14-21.
Their work is being presented together for the first time in the United States, and the purpose of this innovative collaboration between two designers with international acclaim is to nurture customer relationships and new collaborations for their brands, to boost their already high credibility in the U.S. market, to create brand awareness, and to expand their marketing and social media presence for themselves, as well as for all their customers.
Barbara Papadede, the designer behind the Natural Greek Fabrics, is the person who brought the brand to the International Markets. Founded in 1936, Natural Greek Fabrics produces high-quality fabrics, tableware, and textiles directly from natural yarns such as cotton, linen, cotton canvas, burlap gauze, gingham, herringbone, sailcloth, woven fabric, and cotton velvet. Barbara Papadede has studied as a stylist in Paris France at Esmod. She is in collaboration with architects for interior projects, and she has created trappings for many high-end resorts, homes, and restaurants in Greece, France, and Italy. Notably, the work of the Natural Greek Fabrics has been featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, Elle Decoration, and Marie Claire in France, and other interior design magazines.
lias Christopoulos is a fine ceramic artist who has won four awards and three honors at Pan-Hellenic Ceramic Exhibitions. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions of ceramics in Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark, China, and Japan. His works are in private collections and museums in Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, and Japan.
He has taught ceramic art workshops in Greece and in a training program under the auspices of the George Pompidou Center. He has studied ceramics with Hero-Myrto Maganari and Saimon Hill at the Ceramics School of the Municipality of Nicaea and is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and of the International Academy of Ceramics.
Individuals from the media, hospitality, interior design, and event planning industries are invited to attend an exclusive event on the evening of November 14 at Hellenic Aesthetic NYC. Cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will be served
The collection will be open to the public from the November 15-21 during normal store hours.
The event is supported by the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, the Greek Trade Office of the Consulate of Greece in New York, and the Public Diplomacy Office of the Consulate of Greece in New York.