ARTIST & DESIGNER
Eugenia Antoniou is a Greek, Athens-based artist and multidisciplinary designer whose work encompasses product, spatial installations, sculpture,painting and digital art.
Grown up amidst the antithesis of the colourful Mediterannean unruly light and land and the disciplined way of ancient greek art, her projects, characterized by poetic concepts, sculptural forms and a playful and tender line which represent a clear design language and a vivid improvisational structure.
Her work draws inspiration from nature' s efficiency, ancient cultures, myth, everyday life and the multidimentional nature of the human being. She has conceived lights, furniture, jewellery and a variety of objects as well as paintings, sculpting installations and digital art. Her practice engages both industrial production and traditional craftmanship by working mostly in collaboration with small local manufacturers.
Eugenia Antoniou trained as a designer at Aegean University of Product and System Design Engineering before attending Athens School of Fine Arts.
She is also involved in the educational system at the Department of Product and System Design Engineering of the Aegean University, where she teaches 'creative brainstorming' and 'conceptual design.'
DESIGN FOR GROWTH II
INNOVATHENS + Industrial Gus Museum
May 2019 / Athens
Artistic Intervention on the Stairs of Agios Nikolas / June 2018
Onassis Cultural Centre, ARTéfacts ensemble – Ventus ensemble
14-15 June 2018 / Athens School of Fine Arts
THE LIGHT IN BETWEEN
Exhibition: A conversation in Contemporary Crafts and Art
15 December 2016 – 17 March 2017/ Taipei, Taiwan
SEEING THE UNSEEN
Public Art Festival
28 October – 28 December 2016/ Taipei, Taiwan
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
AFTER THE HAPPY END
Workshop about Speculative Design- Athens Science Festival
INNOVATHENS / 22 October 2022
NATURE AND PRESENCE
Speech, Design for Growth II
INNOVATHENS / 24 May 2019
DESIGN AND NATURE
The Light in Between- Speech and Conversation with Kamaro’an Studio,
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute / 17 December 2015
Eugenia Antoniou's work has been awarded internationally and nationally.
Namely, she has received the Red Dot award, Concept Design 2019 for her seating collection 'Yueyi', the Red Dot Honourable Mention Concept Design 2015 for her floor lamp 'Eclipse of Rainbow' and the 1st prize of Ideas Design Competition Indoor/Outdoor Led Luminaire for the same product.
The 1st prize by the municipality of Santorini for her waste bin 'Sabi' now located in the alleys of Santorini.
The 'Cultural Product Award' by the Greek Archeological Receipts Funds for her grapfic design 'Gramma' now decorating various products available at national archeological museums' shops.
RED DOT 2019: Concept Design - Red Dot Award
Yueyi - Rocking Chair and Armchair
September 2019 / Singapore
Best City Award 2018 - Silver Award
“Stairs Spirit” Public Art Festival - Suspended Townscape Installation
September 2018 / Agios Nikolaos, Crete
Design Cultural Products 2015 - Award
GRAMMA - Graphic Concept
Greek Archeological Receipts Fund
RED DOT 2015: Concept Design - Honourable Mention
Eclipse of Rainbow - Floorlamp
September2015 / Singapore
Ideas Design Competition INDOOR/OUTDOOR LED LUMINAIRE 2014- 1st Award
Eclipse of Rainbow - Floorlamp
December 2014 / Athens
Waste Bin Design Competition for Santorini Municipality- 1st Award
SABI - “Waste Bin for Santorini” by the municipality of Santorini
February 2014 / Santorini