Phebos Xenakis is a young Belgian designer with Greek roots.
From a young age Phebos Xenakis was attracted to the idea of creation.
Later in his life he pursued this interest starting architecture in high school.
Having finished high school he migrated to a rather different yet equally interesting field, product design.
Over the years he specialized in designing furniture, mainly focusing on experimental pieces.
After finishing two additional postgraduates (one being furniture design) he currently is exploring the new possibilities that can be found in the furniture industry.
Karekla-chair segmented chair
The Karekla-chair is a chair created from a series of neglected wooden shells that were gifted to our school by a Belgian company.
A simple adjustment of cutting the shell into segments made it into this one of a kind furniture piece, preserving it's original volume.
When one decides to sit in the chair, the segments will succumb to the weight of the user and create a comfortable seating.
When the user stands back up again the shell returns to its original shape forming an almost sculptural object.
No additional springs or rubber bands have been added to the design. The flexibility is purely created by the wooden segments.
The design as a whole was supposed to look like an abstract object, making people doubt it’s purpose as a seating element. The fact that most of the people who tested it were afraid the segments of the chair wouldn’t hold out (because the safety arch wasn't visible) gave it a sort of a comical twist.
Estilo Propio Magazine
A' Design Award
European Product Design Award
Trapesi Bistro Table
When attending a public place/cafe it is a very common problem as where to put your bag/purse. Many people do not know what to do with their bags and proceed to place them on the ground or their lap. This bistro table solves this problem with it's four elegant folds forming a hook at each end. You can easily hang your bag/purse or newspaper to one of the four corners of the table, without losing visual contact with your stuff. The folds are designed so that they form a structural and aesthetic unity with the table.
European Product Design Award
Dianomo is a unique hammock designed by:
Robbe Van der Verren Lander Vanlierde
The structure is mainly composed of multiple wooden segments.
This hammock was created with the purpose to bring a more unusual furniture piece in people their homes. Hammocks are seen as a furniture object that has to be used outside, we wanted to change this stereotype and come up with a design that stands out in your interior. Not making it out of a conventional material was therefore in our interest. The wood used for dianomo is called thermo-ash, this wood is treated with steam and therefore creates amazing new properties being it can withstand fungi, water and being able to burn 30% slower.
Diblios Modular shelves
In this concept a system is used where the user is able to define how the composition of the inner structure is put together. The inox cables create a durable and stable rack for your books or other objects.