ASTORIA – The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the Business to Business (B2B) Tableware and Textiles/Fine Ceramic Art event, November 14 at Hellenic Aesthetic NYC, 30-91 31st Street in Astoria, 5 p.m. -8 p.m.
Marianthi Vlachos and Maria Kosmidou present the work of Barbara Papadede of Natural Greek Fabrics and ceramist Ilias Christopoulos at Hellenic Aesthetic NYC, November 14-21.
Their work is being showcased together for the first time in the United States, and the goal of this innovative collaboration between two internationally acclaimed designers is to nurture client relationships and new collaborations for their brands, bolstering their already high credibility in the marketplace. American, to create brand awareness and expand their social media marketing and presence for themselves, as well as all of their customers.
Barbara Papadede, the creator of Natural Greek Fabrics, is the person who brought the brand to international markets. Founded in 1936, Natural Greek Fabrics produces high quality fabrics, tableware and textiles directly from natural yarns such as cotton, linen, cotton duck, jute gauze, gingham, herringbone, sailcloth, woven fabric and cotton velvet. Barbara Papadede studied as a stylist in Paris France at Esmod. She works in collaboration with architects for interior projects and has created skins for many high-end resorts, homes and restaurants in Greece, France and Italy. Notably, the work of Natural Greek Fabrics has been featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, Elle Décoration and Marie Claire in France, and other interior magazines.
Ilias Christopoulos is a fine ceramist. He won four prizes and three commendations at pan-Hellenic ceramic exhibitions. He has participated in individual and collective exhibitions of ceramics in Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark, China and Japan. His works are part of 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 Center George Pompidou. He studied ceramics with Hero-Myrto Maganari and Saimon Hill at the School of Ceramics of the Municipality of Nicaea and is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the International Academy of Ceramics.
Those in 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 appetizers will be served
The collection will be open to the public November 15-21 during regular 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 Office of Public Diplomacy of the Consulate of Greece in New York.