Carteco is a supporter and pioneer of social responsibility in the community across cultural activities and environmental issues. Sponsoring a series of events from exhibitions to educational seminars, to furnishing cultural and museum spaces, Carteco has made its mark as a culturally diverse and aware company. At the centre of Carteco’s philosophy is mankind and his/her relationship with architecture and design in the community.
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Carteco sponsors the second Pecha Kucha Night in Athens
10 speakers x 20 images x 20 seconds
Friday 5 December 2008 – 8:20pm
THISSION LOFTS, Pireos 123 Gazi (Keramikos metro station)
This year, for the first time in Athens, Pecha Kucha Night will be staged for one evening dedicated to architecture, design, science and any kind of creativity.
The initial idea was born in Tokyo in 2003, by the British Architects Klein-Dytham and today it has spread to 140 cities worldwide. Carteco is proud to support this first event as part of its continuing cultural policy which supports the showcase and development of architecture and design.
The first Pecha Kucha Night in Athens will take place on Friday, 5th December 2008 at the exhibition space of Thission Lofts at Pireos Street.
What is Pecha Kucha? It is a new and different way of presenting thoughts and work of creative people from all fields of architecture, journalism, science, gastronomy, applied arts, design etc. in a evening which aims to expand horizons set on a chit-chat style platform between the speaker and the audience. 10 Speakers x 20 images x 20 seconds, or in other words each speaker has 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present his/her subject using 20 images. A limitation which means that talks are simple, short, concise and humorous. Pecha Kucha worldwide addresses a largely young crowd (20-40 year olds) from the world of art and design.
CEO and Managing Director of Carteco, Vassilios P. Bartzokas said ‘ With all the large sponsorships and support for design events this year, we are welcoming Pecha Kucha Night to Athens. It is a truly unique and happy showcase. Carteco is a design orientated company with a real interest in architecture and creativity and will always be present at events which expand our horizons and place Greece on the international map of design.’
For more information on Pecha Kucha Night,
please visit www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/athens
Carteco presents The Archive, the first free access 24/7 materials library for architects and designers
It was with great success that The Archive opened in Thessaloniki, a meeting point for the architects and designers of Thessaloniki. The Archive is the most recent initiative by Carteco. It is a materials library for architects and interior designers which also functions as an architectural exhibition space. The first exhibition series hosted by The Archive is entitled ‘The Archive Episodes’. The first of these, Episode 01, showcases the Greek participation in the 11th Biennale for Architecture in Venice, ATHENS by SOUND, organised by architects Christina Achtypi, Stylianos Giamarelos and Anastasia Karandeinou.
ATHENS by SOUND is an installation which is a sound map of Athens and in exchange it is now Venice sending its voice back to Greece with a parallel first sound exhibition entitled The Archive Episodes 01, VENICE by SOUND. This installation presents 5 sounds, recorded in Venice in September 2008. This architectural event also marked the official launch of The Archive and the installation will run in parallel until the end of the Biennale on the 23rd November.
A little bit more about The Archive…
In a small space, of no more than 25 m2, The Archive concentrates the most necessary tools for architects to enable them to develop their projects. Here you will find a large library of material catalogues and samples that Carteco offers. There are also informed publications from Greece and abroad, three i-Macs with free internet access and a projector for the user to use for presentations.
The Archive operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and access is by a personalised entrance card. Membership cards are free to all interested architects and designers who register. The Archive is another initiative by Carteco that aims to be even closer to architects, interior designers and creatives by offering a space for the freedom for creativity, inspiration, study and work.
The Archive is the result of a large creative team that was led by the vision and idea of Vassilios P. Bartzokas, CEO and Managing Director of Carteco.
The Archive space was designed by the architects Katerina Kotzia and Korina Filoxenidou, who are also curators and managers of The Archive Episodes.
The Archive environmental signage and communication, including all printed materials, was designed by mnp.
The lighting design was by the architect Ari Klonizaki.
The web presence for The Archive, www.thearchive.gr was designed by Beetroot Design Group. Users can apply for membership online.
For more information please visit www.thearchive.gr
The Archive is a pilot project starting in Thessaloniki but soon Carteco will announce a new location. It has already started designing a new space this time in Athens.
Carteco sponsors The National Museum for Contemporary Art (EMST) at The Athens School of Music
Carteco is proud to announce its support of the new temporary home of the EMST at the Athens School of Music. As the exclusive sponsor of materials, Carteco continues its cultural sponsorships following the success of the Green Design Festival. CEO and Managing Director Vassilios P. Bartzokas said ‘The National Museum for Contemporary Art (EMST) is one of the most important places for showcasing and preserving the growth of contemporary art in Greece and it is our great pleasure to support all manner of creativity and the museum’s temporary home with the hope that, soon, the collections will have a permanent home. Carteco supports the artistic and creative innovation on all levels.’
Carteco sponsors the Green Design Festival
Athen’s first Green Design festival is set and Carteco is very proud to announce its support and sponsorship of this important event. The Green Design festival is a wide reaching and cultural activity with the subject of the environment supported by the Mayor of Athens. From the 10th September and for three weeks, Athens will be filled with green events from all aspects of the applied arts and design.
CEO and Managing Director of Carteco, Vassilios P. Bartzokas said ‘The Green Design Festival is organised on a European level which showcases what design can do for the environment, but also what each and every one of us can do in their daily choices to protect the environment. Carteco is always close to such community projects and we are happy to support such initiatives.’
For more information on the Green Design Festival please visit www.greendesignfestival.gr
Carteco Sponsors the Poster Competition ‘Ten images for Ithaka’
Carteco is sponsoring the international poster competition entitled ‘ Ten images for Ithaka’ a particularly innovative event in the world of visual communication. This initiative started in 2002 and today is composed of the competition and exhibitions with parallel events in Ithaka as well as Athens. With more than 1800 participants from more than 60 countries, Carteco is proud to be involved in the development of recognised design on all levels. ‘Ten Images for Ithaka’ will open on the 12 July in Ithaka and the events will also be showcased in September at the multidisciplinary space Bios in Athens.
CEO and Managing Director, Vassilios P. Bartzokas, said ‘Carteco’s sponsorship policy embraces a variety of design expressions to a discerning audience, especially in this particular situation the educational and artistic value of such expressions. This competition is open to all who love design and it showcases with a special way the strength of ‘glocality’ (global + local) one of today’s most interesting trends.’
For more information on ‘Ten Images for Ithaka’ please visit www.tenimages.org
Carteco at ART ATHINA 2008
Carteco has created the VIP lounge at Art Athina, the largest art fair in Greece which, yet again, has proved to be a great success. A collaboration featuring A&M Architects (Michalis Mavroleon and Associates) and the creative management of Carteco proudly presented to the art savvy audience a particularly diverse space with the theme of the five senses. The VIP lounge showcased particular design and architectural pieces and offered a space, not only for visitors to the fair, but also a home for unique design projects. The eclectic collaboration of different designers with the high quality products of Mastiha Shop created a unique atmosphere for visitors.
The lighting was organised by DIATHLASIS who represent IGUZZINI in Greece and Ron Arad’s Pizza Cobra was showcased.
In the context of Carteco’s cultural policy and its sponsorship of Art Athina, Carteco was also proud to present a collaboration with the paneuropean awarded motion design group No Mint. No Mint have been awarded by BBC4 and also by the European Design Awards, presenting the first of a series of short films with the theme ‘More on Materiality’. The short film showcases the quality and creative twist that characterises Carteco. The film can be viewed at www.carteco.tv
The CEO and Managing Director of Carteco, Vassilios P. Bartzokas said ‘ Our company represents the best in contemporary design and recognised companies for design and architecture. We are particularly happy to be able to reinforce this dialogue through the creation of the VIP lounge of Art Athina. Also our collaboration with Nomint allows us to bring something new to the way we communicate our work to an international audience. For us creativity which is of quality and unique has no limitations.’
Carteco sponsors the Greek Awards for Graphics and Illustration 2008
In the context of Carteco’s cultural policy, Carteco is proud to support the Greek Awards for Graphics and Illustration (ΕΒΓΕ) which is now running in its seventh successful year.
More than 600 recognised creatives from the world of design and visual communication were present on Saturday 12 April at the amphitheatre of ACS for the award ceremony. Carteco’s sponsorship was particularly creative as it supported the award for New Talent with the competition of creating a poster for the Design Museum of Thessaloniki, which continues to seek a location since its foundation 10 years ago. Thanks to Carteco’s support the winning new creative talent will travel this year to attend the European Week of Design that will take place in Stockholm this coming May.
The awarded creative will join the European Design Conference and the European Design Awards, the most significant manifestation in Europe for design.
In addition the design studio mnp, won many awards including one from ΕΒΓΕ for the brand identity of Carteco.
The CEO and Managing Director of Carteco, Vassilios P. Bartzokas said ‘ Carteco supports all good design, not just in Greece but also abroad. We are particularly happy when we discover and support new talent. We are equally proud for the award and recognition which mnp have received for our brand identity. ’
Carteco sponsors the annual awards ‘MANAGER OF THE YEAR’
This year, Carteco is sponsoring the annual awards ‘Manager of the Year’ and is contributing to showcasing the best business practice in Greece. The ‘Manager of the Year’ award is organised by the Greek Association of Company Management (ΕΕΔΕ) and is based on the need to recognise successful business management of directors and their companies in the current competitive market whilst maintaining a vision for the future.
Carteco sponsors the exhibition ‘ The Shape of Landscape: 40 years of Architectural Themes’ at the Benaki Museum
An exhibition dedicated to the publication of the annual issue ‘Architectural Themes’, which first circulated in 1967, and the magazine ‘Spatial Themes and Arts’, which followed in 1970, is being presented at the Benaki Museum with Carteco’s sponsorship. The exhibition is realised with the nomination in April 2007 of Orestis Doumani, publisher and director of the two architectural magazines, as honorary professor of the Architectural Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, thus honouring his contributions to Greek Architecture.
The exhibition follows the live history of Greek architecture of the 20th Century, as it is presented in the pages of the two magazines, showcasing the visual and creative direction of the magazines and selected architectural projects. Also included are theoretical texts, which have been published up to now with the main objective, being the presentation of New Greek and international architecture.
Duration: 19/03/2008 – 11/05/2008
Location: Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Building
Carteco once more is proud to support original design and is sponsoring Design Walk 2008.
Design Walk this year is now an official entity and is inviting visitors to discover the creative studios of Psyrri at their own leisure. It is an opportunity to discover new ideas and developments in Graphic Design and its relationship with the arts. This event showcases a variety of exhibitions by graphic designers and the talent and dynamism of a generation, which widens the boundaries of creative collaboration in visual communication.
It is in this same spirit and support for Design Walk, that Carteco invited the participating creative studios to design collectable wallpapers, which will be exhibited in every studio alongside the main showcase. From Friday 1 February to Sunday 3rd February, you can visit the streets and alleys of Psyrri to discover a different image of Athens.
3 in a box + stylo design, UK
Bend + Designpark + NoLogo, GR
Bios + Belio, ESP + Raster-Noton, GER
The design shop + Xavier Antin, FR
Mums design + Maria Alipranti, GR
G + Company, UK
MNP + Ed Gill, UK
Oxi + Eggandspoon, GR
π6 + Human empire, GER
Poor designers + Dimitris Arvanitis, GR
Sereal designers + Walm, GR
The switch design agency + Fabio Novembre, IT
Typical Mutations + makebelieve, GR
We design + Nobek Zeistein, USA
Opening hours: Friday 18:00 – 22:00, Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 19:00
For more information on Design Walk please contact email@example.com
Carteco sponsors the exhibition ‘ZEON: The daily object - Interpretation and Use’
Carteco is proud to sponsor the exhibition ‘The daily object – Interpretation and Use’. The exhibition is organised by the not for profit cultural organisation, Zeon, and will run from the 18th January to the 21 March 2008 at the Zeon exhibition space.
The exhibition features original objects and installations with the theme of the daily used object, its interpretation and use. It is about a vision that looks beyond the form and image of an object and looks to the needs for it creation which also leads to the interpretation of its use. Through a series of proposals and thesis, designers and architects have expressed their opinions for the objects they created, showing their own way of thinking and application of thought process. Participants include; Georgios Giparakis, Andreas Savva, Marinos Sorilos, Gioula Xatzigeorgiou and Alexandros Psixoulis.