Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Year: 2014
Type: Coffee, Bar
Design Team: Argyro Vlachou, Petros Fragopoulos
Photos: Studio 8 Photos

"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains."

We imagined a place with a dramatic sense, a place that we could play with time and its value; where we can experience transformation. We saunter and make stories of the anthropomorphic creatures.

From Aesop's fables of the 6th century BC to the three-dimensional animated movies of the present day, writers have consistently used the literary device ’anthropomorphism’ in order to help tell their stories. Anthropomorphized animals have been ascribed human traits, emotions and personalities. Animals could walk, talk and act like humans.

We used the deer as it is related with kindness, piety and gentleness in many traditions. Its physical characteristics – stare, agility, speed and antlers— inspire those values and symbols. Human imagination is carved by the metaphorical nature of animals.