CTRLZAK is a hybrid studio that integrates diverse disciplines and cultures. Founded by artists and designers Katia Meneghini and Thanos Zakopoulos, the duo’s creations are inspired by their experiences around the globe, their own rich cultural backgrounds, and the natural world that surrounds us.The studio creates artworks, objects and spaces but above all points of reflection where form follows meaning. CTRLZAK’s projects and extensive research into tradition and cultural context create a new hybrid future by learning continuously from the past. Each project is a story waiting to be told, with a multitude of forms and endings. Each one experiments with diverse methods of narration where symbolism and irony go beyond aesthetics and functionality in order to make people contemplate their actions and the world that we live in.
CTRLZAK’s creations have been extensively exhibited in galleries around the world and their work has been selected by museums and institutions like MOMA, the Louvre and the Venice Art Biennale, to name a few.
MONUMENTALE is a collection inspired by the Italian architectural heritage. The collection aims to promote cultural knowledge and the familiarization with Italian heritage around the table through a series of different designs. Each object is characterized by a particular pattern corresponding to different floor plans and elevations of buildings selected for their historical value and location in the Italian territory. The collection has won the first prize awarded by the Italian Ministry of culture (MIBAC) in the context of the DAB design contest for artshops and bookshops.
Monumentale is a porcelain and glass collection which consists of 5 dinner plates, 5 fruit plates, 5 underplates, 5 soup plates, 2 glasses and 3 vases. The pieces in the collection are available in gold or silver pattern.