Opening on 13th September 2012, 19 Greek Street will be London’s hub for craft, excellence and social responsibility in design. Established by Marc Péridis, Designer and Creative Director of the design studio Montage, this six-floor Victorian townhouse will be a centre for distinctive design storytelling bringing together handpicked pieces from international design studios, as well as housing the UK outpost of ESPASSO, the much acclaimed US specialists in modernist and contemporary Brazilian design.
Fueled by an innate sense of curiosity and exploration, Péridis’ extensive travels through the world’s design hubs of New York, Miami, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Milan, have set the tone for the space. Its inaugural collection will showcase works by an international stable of established design talents alongside emerging newcomers.
ESPASSO Parati – Sergio Rodrigues
19 Greek Street will feature both commercial and non-commercial pieces in exhibition and showroom environments, while also featuring a screening/lecture room and a workshop space where guests can engage with the process: the work behind the work.
Péridis says of his decision to set up 19 Greek Street:
“I am one of those people who plays with design like a child plays with his toys – with amazement and bewilderment, seeing an infinite potential in everything I find. This is design. So, for me, the idea was simple. I found a building that was looking for stories to tell, and I found stories that were dying to be told.”