Achilleas Fakiolas + The LIGHT

published in: Design, Interviews By Costas Voyatzis, 21 November 2008

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And God said, Let there be light

Each time I came across a light object made by “him” it was like a mystery…No one was reveiling the name of the person who designed the light..
So I kept thinking that it was made from a Mysterious guy, who lives in the DARK and who doesn’t want to reveil his mask... It was a weird thought, because if he had chosen the DARK side of life,  why were his creations based on the LIGHT side of it?
On Monday the 17th of November…everything changed!
The SCAN2ER light boutique opened its doors to the public…and inside it where all the lights I came across through the last years by coincidence …One by one and all together in one place!

And there it was…the brighter side of the mysterious designer!

His name is Achilleas Fakiolas, born in March 1970 in the Greek island CORFU and together with him was born his bright talent. He studied Graphic & interior design and his love for the Light recently led him to the opening of the “SCAN2ER” light boutique, which hosts all his light creations which are based on the method of printing in Plexiglas.
Most of his lights have prints which are inspired by fields such as music, film, poetry and religion.
Achilleas is now ready to sell his designs and at the same time able to accept even your wildest orders!

PS. Off the record, he is the happiest person you have ever met and he has nothing to do with the Darkness!

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Describe yourself in five words.
Vulnerable, creative, positive, illuminator, honest
If you could be a different nationality, what would it be?
What’s your favorite movie?
What kind of music you like to listen?
Experimental – Electronica
What is your favorite design material?
What inspires you?
Thought and emotion
You are going for a weekend “somewhere” and you have to invite 7 famous people, dead or alive. Where would you go and who would they be?
Scanner, Audrey Hepburn, Darren Aronofsky, Sinead o Connor, Peter Greenway, Fabricio Buliani and Nina Hagen at the balcony of my house.
Are you afraid of the future?
Describe me the perfect day?
A perfect day is “a perfect day “ sang by Lou reed and Antony and the johnsons.
What does light mean to you?
The Beginning
Of your own design work, what project are you most proud of?
The “Prayer’.*
Luxury is?
A simple, but delicious plate of food
Design is?
To materialize my thoughts and emotions into objects.

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SCAN2ER , lighted objects / 8 Melanthiou Str, Psirri-Athens / GREECE , tel +30 210 3232264


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  • friend
    Sratos Bacalis | 2009-02-12 22:46:56

    Amazing woirk: saw them in Design Walk this year and wish I could afford it - brilliant!

  • friend
    achillichis | 2009-03-24 22:06:32

    κουκλε καλισπερα, χερομε που βλεπω ομορφα πραγματα για σενα.πολα φιλια Αχιλλεας.

  • friend
    paul | 2015-06-02 16:40:14

    I have a side plate of Achilleas Fakiolas plated with 24ct gold I want to sell it

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