Pebble Plant Pots by Aristotelis Barakos

Nature always inspired artists and designers and in most cases there was a positive outcome. The story is repeated for young designer Aristotelis Barakos who has been awarded the bronze A' Design Award (2014 Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category), a year after his graduation for the Pebble Plant Pots.
Pebbles are small stones, rounded and polished through the friction of water. It is their form and surface that generate positive emotions to human beings and make them to search for interesting pebbles at beaches and river edges. Barakos reproduced the sense of natural pebbles with concrete whose texture resembles the porous of the stone. The pots created, are designed to meet the requirements of indoor as well as outdoor plants. Every pot is composed of two parts: the lower part forms a space which receives the soil with the plants. The top part forms a lid, with small halls for the plants to fit in, which is removed by the user in order to check the internal space. At the bottom of every pot, is a hole to allow excess water to flow out.
courtesy Aristotelis Barakos
courtesy Aristotelis Barakos
courtesy Aristotelis Barakos
courtesy Aristotelis Barakos
courtesy Aristotelis Barakos
Large Pebble: 300 mm x 220 mm x 120 mm Medium Pebble: 170 mm x 150 mm x 120 mm Small Pebble: 140 mm x 130 mm x 95 mm
After years of working as a model maker and constructor for major international film and museum productions, Aristotelis Barakos enrolled for a BA in Product Design at AKTO Art & Design College in Athens and graduated in 2013. Through his work, he strives to speak a global language while maintaining his own dialect, which reflects elements of his local culture. His vision is to create unique and human-centered products, by combining technology with human factors, ergonomics and design thinking. With every design project, he begins with an initial display, using both hand-drawn sketches and computer graphics. He then moves on to constructing working mockups and 3D prototypes at a scale, which provides for a natural three-dimensional representation of the object. This creative dialogue raises the level of inventiveness in his work and assists him in turning his ideas into something tangible, something that clients can feel with their own hands. Moreover, he engages in teamwork with engineers and other disciplines to further refine these ideas and get the most out of them. The products Aristotelis has designed range from ceramics, pieces of furniture and every-day objects to state-of-the-art technological devices and systems. In 2014, he designed the Gokey Charger, Cable & Locator, which raised over 1 million dollars at an Indiegogo campaign and is now in the production phase. Aristotelis has showcased his projects at several design exhibitions in Athens and has been included in the fourth edition of FUTURE TALENTS 2014 competition, which is featured in the July/August 272 issue of the Italian OTTAGONO design magazine.

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He is an Informatics teacher and She is a nursery teacher. They both share their love for design and arts.