Shop on Pireos Street
In contrast to the philosophy of the Shop in the main building which sells faithful reproductions of exhibits, the Shop on Pireos Street sells original works. It has established collaborations with young Greek creators, offering them a specially designed space to present the best examples of contemporary applied arts and design.
The Shop was recently redesigned to offer the visitor a well-rounded experience. The shop’s items were enriched with new designers as well as selected companies from abroad to create a dialogue at an international level. The collaboration with young Greek artists continues and is expanded by new collaborations emphasizing on items that make use of new technologies or creatively manipulate and intervene in traditional techniques.
To date, approximately 500 Greek designers and artists have exhibited their work at the Shop on Pireos Street. The selection process takes place 3 times a year, and a large section of the stock changes. Exceptional aesthetics, sound technique, or individual artistic inspiration are the main criteria for selection.
At the Pireos shop a centre for applied arts and design has been created so as to offer the public the opportunity to become familiar with modern creations and access to selected works and to offer young designers and artists the opportunity to display their work in Greece and abroad.