Pinelopi Manousaki is a talented young artist and photographer who recently opened her own space in Kolonaki, Athens. Here, she sells inspired, handmade creations based on innovative ideas. At Studio Pi, as her space is named, you can find beautiful artworks such as large photographs digitally printed and applied on aluminium surfaces, many of which feature as their subjects artistic interpretations of old houses in the center of Athens.
Original artwork at Studio Pi — Photo courtesy of Pinelopi Manousaki
Pinelopi has studied photography, film directing and stage design; this is evident in her work. Some of her photographs have been printed on small cushions, on large handbags with leather details and even on large earrings, proving that the applications of art can be many and various.
The bright colors, the harmonious shapes and the overall artistic inspiration make these objects not only aesthetically pleasing but also unique.
More of her inspired creations are the embroidered jewelry with gold-plated elements, the constructions with wood collected on the beach in original shapes and the decorative cages with small birds made of cloth inside. You can hang these from the ceiling, creating an inside garden style.
At Christmas and Easter, the lucky charms and the traditional candles are a great success. They make attractive gifts for friends and family.
Photography finds new applications at Studio Pi. — Photo courtesy of Pinelopi Manousaki
Pinelopi learned embroidery from a young age, as her mother taught her this traditional handicraft. Her own personal inspiration resulted in reinventing embroidery in impressive applications, which combine the delicacy of thread and color with contemporary designs and ideas.
The flour sieve embroidered with a wreath of light and dark pansies; the necklaces, rings and earrings with intricate designs; the Art Nouveau motifs - the attention to each detail makes these items and jewelry pieces different, romantic and also avant garde.
Some of Pinelopi's most impressive creations are the rings with photographs combined with liquid glass, the hand-painted small glasses, the coasters with photographs and the large brooches with embroidered motifs.
For gifts, for original home decorations, for that special piece of jewelry that will stand out in any occasion, for objects with unique personality, Studio Pi is definitely the place to visit and enjoy.