An appeal to experimentation and fun, Suprematist was started by friends, Pantelis Vitaliotis (Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer) and Spyros Drakos (Product Designer) who have a shared philosophy about the value of aesthetics in everyday life and a common vision about the design of furniture and home objects. Their creations are meant to be more than mere everyday objects; these are small pieces of contemporary art.
They have recently channelled their vision into the ‘Debutante Collection’. A nod to its brand name, the collection draws greatly from the suprematist art movement of the early 20th Century Russia, focusing on basic geometric forms, (such as circles, squares, lines and rectangles) painted in a limited range of colours. They initially designed around the concept of a black cube, gradually adding and removing elements, ‘guided more by [their] senses and much less by specific rules’. Sticking to the basics, they used only naturally painted solid maple wood, black rubber paint and a smattering coloured wooded elements. The end result is refreshingly ambiguous. It could be an art object or a utilitarian product; or it could be both.