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'Philoxenia'

7 NOV 2021

The philosophy of Zeus+Δione is based on the notion of combining two different worlds: old and new; adorned and minimal; noble and humble. It is also about the way we live, what we surround ourselves with, the way we move within a space and the connections we create.

Home is part of our creative universe. And whether it’s a memory or a feeling, our place can evoke ardent emotions as we coexist within it. But above all, it must reflect ‘hospitality’. A concept on which Zeus+Δione comes to offer a new perspective, through its debut homeware collection, named after the ancient Greek word “φῐλοξενῐ́ᾱ”.

Philoxenίa applies the principles of traditional techniques rooted in the past and connects them with the future. Thin sacred beeswax candles used in diverse rituals, have been infused with ethereal aromas delineating the Mediterranean forestland, to create a warm, earthy atmosphere full of mysticism. For this collection, Z+Δ has beautifully blended together an assortment of materials such as alloys of bronze and brass, iron and wax, unglazed ceramics and terracotta; to create congruous candle holders, and vases driven from signature shapes of ancient Greek pottery. Marble which originates from various Greek regions, as Aidipsos, Kavala, Evia, Ritsona and Tinos, has taken the form of shapely platters. The collection also includes shearling throws and cushions arrayed in colour block geometric panels, that add a final flourish to any space by making it feel that extra bit more comfy.

By choosing to live with hospitality, you are choosing to bring more life into your home. We need ‘philoxenίa’ in our homes.

KEROS - Ceramic set
KEROS - Ceramic set
NYMPHS - Black brass candle holder with ‘Z’ Zeta-shape for multiple candles
NYMPHS - Black brass candle holder with ‘Z’ Zeta-shape for multiple candles
MOIRAI - Black brass candle holder with ‘Δ’ Delta-shape for multiple candles
MOIRAI - Black brass candle holder with ‘Δ’ Delta-shape for multiple candles
3 GRACES - Black brass candlestick holders in different heights
3 GRACES - Black brass candlestick holders in different heights

Candles & Candleholders

‘Keros’ is the name of a Greek island in the Cyclades. Archeologists found various types of ceramics but unfortunately, through the years many of those were stolen. 'Keros' ceramic set comes with mint, pine & wood-scented beeswax.
‘Moirai’ (The Fates) were three goddesses of destiny according to Greek Mythology. ‘Clotho’, ‘Lachesis’ and ‘Atropos’ represent the past, the present and the future. Each piece is a symbol of time.
‘Nymphs’ were beautiful mythological spirits, commonly seen dancing. Z+Δ inspired by the element of motion, has created the ‘Nymphs’ candleholder.
The '3 Graces' were daughters of Zeus, goddesses of nature, beauty, and charm. They were always illustrated or sculptured together with a sense of motion.

MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters
MUSES - Marble platters

PLATERS

'Muses' were goddesses of arts, music and poetry. Philoxenίa includes a group of shapely marble pieces named after these goddesses. The marble is taken from various areas within Greece, as Aidipsos, Kavala, Evia, Ritsona and Tinos.

'OLPE' & 'PYTHOS' - Ceramic vases
'OLPE' & 'PYTHOS' - Ceramic vases
PYTHOS - Black/terracotta ceramic vase with two handles
PYTHOS - Black/terracotta ceramic vase with two handles
PYTHOS - Black/grey ceramic vase with two handles
PYTHOS - Black/grey ceramic vase with two handles
OLPE - Black/terracotta ceramic vase with one handle
OLPE - Black/terracotta ceramic vase with one handle
OLPE - Black/grey ceramic vase with one handle
OLPE - Black/grey ceramic vase with one handle

VASES

‘Pythos’ was a classic ancient Greek vase made of clay with two handles. Along with ‘Olpe’, both are signature shapes of ancient Greek pottery and used to store water or wine.

‘Olpe’ was a certain type of ceramic vessel with one handle. Along with ‘Pythos’, both are signature shapes of ancient Greek pottery, and used to store water or wine.

'OLPE' & 'PYTHOS' - Ceramic vases
'OLPE' & 'PYTHOS' - Ceramic vases