Ooci Studio, an innovative and experimental influence in the worldwide artistic field
Inspired by architecture and simplicity, the Greek couple Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis decided to give birth to a new creative studio with an innovative concept that stands behind every creation: Objects of Common Interest.
Based in Athens, they combine roots of two diverse poles, Greece and United States, switching between the formal and the intuitive, embracing the handmade and the tactile, the experimental and the poetic. They are specialized in creating still life installations and experiential environments, demonstrating a fixation with materiality and concept.
One of their most recent projects is called TUBE LIGHTS, an installation of a series of sculptural lights – floor, wall and ceiling mount – that emerge from and recede into the floor and walls.
Ideas about: volume;structure; articulation; materiality; lightness; weight; transparency; opaqueness; light and shadow are the main sources of attraction for this artistic duo and his clearly visible in this project too.
Illusion and natural references of fleeting beauty are seen as a way to bring out certain feelings, and they try to use them to clarify concepts and express ideas.
Thanks to their "killer" sense of aesthetic, the studio is known and estimated worldwide. Not surprisingly, this is the 3rd year in a row they have been invited to present a public installation piece: this occasion it's been a ground for experimentation, setting up new ideas for the year and explore materiality and concepts. Eleni and Leonidas are constantly launching high-profile collections and installations, all while running a separate architecture firm at the same time.
Photography by: Objects of Common Interest.