Kafenio brings together Pattes, a second-generation artisan on the island of Lesbos in Greece, Paddy, an experienced UK designer and an NGO working to empower vulnerable groups through skills training.
Their aim? To introduce contemporary designs to a traditional Greek taverna chair made from natural fibres.
DESIGNER: Paddy Pike founded his design practice after submerging himself in high-end furniture by working for many industry leaders.
ARTISAN & BUSINESS: Human Ark is a Greek NGO working with vulnerable groups such as female refugees and migrants. It aims to preserve traditional crafts from being lost. They promote collaboration between vulnerable populations and local handicraft professionals by training and integrating those groups into the labour market.