“Topodom” comes from the words topografías domesticas – ‘domestic topographies’ as a reference to the designer’s background in landscape architecture and large-scale design and her current focus on smaller, ‘domestic’ scales and the design of objects/jewellery.
Material / Process
PLA (polylactic acid) is a bioplastic in filament form, derived from renewable resources (vegetables such as corn, sugarcane, cassava etc.). It is, as opposed to traditional plastic, mineral oil free. PLA products, both in appearance and texture, look and feel like conventional plastic, but they are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
All jewellery is designed and produced entirely in house, using customized 3D printers that the designer built in collaboration with stereolab.gr. Due to the handmade nature of the printers as well as the entire production and assembly process, the final result is handmade, and therefore, unique.
“Our first collection consists of bold, statement jewelry in a vibrant colour palette. Its rigorous, elemental geometry draws references from urban and graphic design.
Questioning the idea of what makes jewellery elegant, when not confined to monochromatic fine jewellery and celebrating 3D printing as a production process, in both its advantages and limitations.
It would be interesting to change the predetermined perception of plastic as a material – associated heavily with mass production and the stigma of pollution- and also the understanding of plastic jewelry, reintroducing it in a fresh, sophisticated form and making original design accessible to today’s economic reality.
Our jewellery reaches out to a generation with a stronger ecological consciousness, which – through its constant exposure to the internet- has developed more sophisticated criteria, references and requirements.”
The Goulandris Museum Collection
The Goulandris Museum Collection is designed exclusively for the new Goulandris Museum Shop in Pangrati, based on 3 paintings: “Getting out of the bath” by Bonnard Pierre, “Composition bleue” by Jean Hélion, “Sunrise” by Roy Lichtenstein.
Zoe Angelakopoulou is an architect and a designer. She studied Architecture at the Technical University of Barcelona (ETSAB, 2011), where she remained for over a decade. She has worked with various architectural agencies in Spain and Greece (RCR arquitectes, BB + GG, Point Supreme), working mainly on urban planning and landscape architecture projects. She is currently based in Athens.
In parallel with her work in architectural offices, she started designing and prototyping furniture and objects, and in particular woodworking. She has always preferred creative, manual work and hands-on experimentation. For this reason on her recent return to Greece she built a small workshop / woodworking space and bought her first 3D printer to create a small, independent “production unit”.
Images © Alina Lefa