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artist and designer

Yiannis Gounaridis

Yannis Gounaridis, the leader of the bdl design studio, is a third-generation jewel craftsman carrying a long family tradition that updates with a contemporary, modern and minimal style. He specializes in jewelry creation using mainly metal and wood.

In our studio we combine our unique design and exceptional craftsmanship with unrefined materials to deliver stylish products for you and your personal spaces. Our products, mainly jewelry and less furniture, are handmade with premium quality.  We are inspired from the contrast between the natural and the industrial. Our design philosophy attempts to recreate that contrast, which is reflected on both the materials we use and the colors we apply.

Based on the simplicity of an abstract form we have created series of jewelry with contemporary aesthetics that focus on everyday use. The idea lies at the gap between void and presence. In this sense, we reshape volumes to subtle shapes that approach postmodern aesthetics of everyday life jewelry.

The process of the design and production of our jewelry is in constant motion. The series are evolving while the creation is enriched with new techniques and ideas. Our artifacts mirror firstly our love for contemporary art, our philosophy of continuous artistic motion, our research on jewelry trends, our constant engagement with the jewelry, our participation in exhibitions in Greece and abroad.