A View Into The World Of An Avant-Garde Collector

来前卫藏家的世界瞧一眼

时间之屋(The Temporary Showroom)一瞥

来源:Yazter

作者:Tina Komninou

编译:顾灵

photo © Vassilis Skopelitis

photo © Vassilis Skopelitis

 

摄影© Vassilis Skopelitis

做一名藏家需要真正的热情,对掌上玩物的知根知底,无疆界地四海周游,以及一双能辨识真美的火眼精金。Yazter携收藏界新人走入一位藏家大师的世界,抚触每一分细节,一探究竟。

Alketas Pazis是一名真正的藏家,他的藏品来自1900-1950半个世纪各类风格的设计尚品。他的任务与情事皆为追踪、挽救并回收工业设计作品。有人会说,他对希腊复古家具博而精深的收藏及其对前卫风格(Avant-Garde)的衷心热爱几乎占领了他的全部生活。Pazis的藏品曾赞助过950部商业短片与电影的摄制。每件藏品背后都有着各自的情感故事,这也是为什么这位主人忍到最近才痛下决心将这些复古宝贝纳入一家新开设的家私店中。

这些曾在各类公共空间,如医院、学校、健身房、工厂等扮演角色的灵感杰作之所以能汇聚一堂,皆是拜Pazis的折衷主义(eclecticism)所赐,他从现代主义运动中挑选出的作品大多并不具备明显的时代特征,即便那些工业产物亦不例外。

一件设计的深层含义在于其对过往的继承与为未来的重新演绎。当你步入位于希腊雅典Alketas Pazis的时间之屋(Temporary Showroom),你会立马意识到这些无价之宝并非只是一本前卫主义手册的实物副本。然而他无疑让这些20世纪的现代性重得呼吸。

Pazis的寓所就在时间之屋隔壁,从这里开始,是另一段通过Pazis之眼观察他之世界的旅程。在这个世界里,咖啡在一个白色的战后罐杯中冒着热气,一个U形的医用储物浅盘上堆着什锦甜点。环顾四周,有旧时健身房用的皮灯,一把扣在网线门框上的金属锁,一立美妙绝伦的药柜,与戴在摆着击剑“防守”身姿的模特身上的一组剑与面罩。这些上世纪40年代的宝贝们均张扬着主人的真性情。

 

忽然,你意识到周围的一切皆是独一无二。这就好像你搭乘这些设计精品作了时空旅行回到当下。Alketas Pazis寓所的原装马赛克地板,法式釉面双开门,大气的灰色墙面组成一种沁人心脾的平衡,并由此衬托出每一件宝贝的独特气质。尽管每件藏品互不相同,但在居室环境的调和下显现出一种不一致的一致性。传家宝们在木刻家具与波斯地毯间摇曳生辉。壁灯与吊灯遥相呼应,真皮沙发让来客尽情享受放松一刻。

回顾寓所与时间之屋,恍然了悟主人的热情所在:对时光与生活风格的孜孜以求。若读者您正在考虑如何布置自己的新家,那本文中的这位无疑是前卫藏家中的行家里手,定会为您提供有益的参照。

published in: Interiors By Tina Komninou, 30 January 2012

A View Inside The Temporary Showroom
Athens, Greece

http://www.yatzer.com/A-View-Into-The-World-Of-An-Avant-Garde-Collector

 

photo © Vassilis Skopelitis

Being a collector requires true passion, deep knowledge for the item at hand, endless travels with no boundaries and an exquisite eye for the truly magnificent. Being a design piece collector requires that all these senses be on full alert and seriously enlightened. For those new bloods out there that want to be inspired and are still unsure of what this entails, we have a true master for you, encompassing all that it takes and much much more.

Alketas Pazis is a true collector of all things design, ranging from the styles of the 1900‘s – 1950’s. His mission and never ending love affair is locating, rescuing and reclaiming industrial objects. One could actually say that his vast and very exclusive collection of vintage furniture pieces in Greece and his true love for the Avant-Garde have taken over his personal lifestyle. Having contributed to over 950 commercials and film productions,Pazis is very particular as to where his pieces go and how they are displayed. The collection may be vast but every piece has a personal sentimental meaning and that is why it was not until recently that the decision was made to also operate as a trading house for vintage pieces. It was important that he begin redeveloping the pieces and give other Avant-Garde lovers the pleasure of owning such eclectic pieces.

All the items are a form of inspiration derived from public spaces of the past such as hospitals, schools, gymnasiums, factories etc. However what makes his selections so admirable and sought after, is his eclecticism, in selecting items from the modern movement that are not in fact recognisable from that era. And this includes industrially oriented objects.

As designers, we get our inspiration from that which has been. A design has deeper meaning when it is influenced from the past and reinterpreted into the future. When you are a spectator in the Temporary Showroom of Alketas Pazis‘ in Athens, Greece, you instantly understand that these valuables are not your cookie cutter Avant-Garde handbook replicas. Hence it is no wonder that he leaves and breathes the modernity of the 1900’s.

Visiting his personal residence adjoined to his Temporary Showroom was a journey into his world through his eyes. This means a world of warm coffee served in tin white post war mugs and assorted delectable sweets offered in a U shape tin hospital syringe/urinal container. All around us items flourish such as an old fashioned gymnasium leather beam, a metal locker with mesh wire frame doors, a magnificent apothecary and ‘on gard’ fencing swords and masks, because after all in the 40’s, a true gentlemen fought in true style.

 

Once inside his much-adored house, you instantly get the feeling that nothing around you is the same. It can only be described as though you have traveled through time, selected the design eclectics and then transported yourself back to the present where you have combined the delectable with the modern. Alketas Pazis marries his residence’s original mosaic flooring and French glazed double doors with an atmospheric grey wall finishing thus achieving a perfect balance with which to control the importance of every piece. Every item has no reference to anything else yet, as is the case, with such vintage pieces, the interior as a whole forms a perfect consistency of inconsistency. Beautiful family heirlooms are present throughout the interiors consisting of carved cabinetry and Persian rugs. Wall extended lights have been modified and are fixed on the ceiling and patented leather sofas are placed just so for absolute comfort.

Looking at this residence/showroom you instantly know that this is a house of true passion; a passion for a specific time and an envied lifestyle. When your interiors consist of a ‘one of a kind’ theory you know that the owner of this house is exactly that; a ‘one of a kind’ connoisseur of the Avant-Garde, to be exact.

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