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dede aliki rovithi foant asour

Aliki Rovithi and Foant Asour, both industrial designers, founded the Athens-based, award winning, creative studio DEDE DextrousDesign in 2007. They have participated in numerous design exhibitions in Greece as well as SaloneSatellite 2010 in Milan, Tendence 2012 of Messe Frankfurt and Biennale Interieur 2014 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Their work has been featured in prestigious design publications worldwide and has also been presented at the Design Show of the Canton Fair 2011 in Guangzhou, China, A’ design award exhibition 2012 in Como, Italy and Chennai, India, Torino Design Week 2013, INDEX 2014 in Dubai, UAE and SaloneSatellite 20 years of new creativity 2017.

 

After graduating from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a degree in mathematics, Aliki received a BA (Hons) in industrial and product design from the Middlesex University (AKTO - Athens branch). Foant attended the Arabic high school in Athens and received a higher diploma in industrial and product design from the Middlesex University (AKTO - Athens branch).

 

Conceptual approach, innovation and humour are the designing tools that help DEDE understand the world around them and communicate their thoughts and beliefs. Using creative thinking and intuitively understood humour as starting points for the designing of their projects, DEDE aim at building strong emotional bonds between the user and the project’s context of use. In other words... “We create design projects that aside from their conceptual background, provide a context for interaction and feature functional qualities as well, to facilitate our daily lives in ingenious ways.”

Awards

dede red dot design award 2010
dede platinum A design award winner 2011
dede silver A design award winner 2012
dede design and design international award
dede design and design international award
dede design and design international award
dede quad award
dede βραβείο αγώνες νέων σχεδιαστών
dede ynnova habitat special mention

Distinctions

INDEX: Award 2011 nominee

 

Runner-up 2010-2011 for A’ Design award

 

Runner-up 2010-2011 for A’ Design award

 

Shortlisted for the RED DOT award: design concept 2011

 

Shortlisted for the RED DOT award: design concept 2011

 

Shortlisted for the ALUMINCO Design contest 2013

Exhibitions

SaloneSatellite 20 years of new creativity

From the 5th to the 25th of April 2017, SaloneSatellite 20 Years of New Creativity -as part of Salone Del Mobile Milano 2017 -is an attempt to rethink the entire history of the event, looking back at the work of all the designers engaged in thinking up new design ideas, in the domestic realm particularly, in different parts of the world. Fabbrica del Vapore, the deeply fascinating and historical building hosts the exhibition, curated by Beppe Finessi. THIS SIDE UP table by DEDE was selected to be part of this great anniversary event that brings together more than 500 projects.

dede at salone satellite 20 years of new creativity

GR design δράσεις

From the 18th of April to the 17th of May 2015, the bimonthly publication gr design celebrated the second anniversary of the release of its first issue by organizing an exhibition at the Benaki Museum, including all aspects of contemporary Greek design. DEDE introduced COAT - AID wall hanger that was also awarded during the young designers contest parallel event.

dede at gr design δράσεις

Biennale interieur 2014

From the 17th to the 26th of October 2014, DEDE participated in Ventura Interieur, a curated event, part of Biennale Interieur 2014 in Kortrijk, Belgium, where they showcased HEAD TO TOE ceiling lamp. Ventura Interieur is based on the successful concept behind Ventura Projects, that focuses on displaying the most creative expressions of the contemporary international design world.

dede at biennale interieur 2014

Index 2014

From the 19th to the 22nd of May 2014, DEDE participated in the INDEX 2014 design exhibition in Dubai, UAE. Sponsored by Enterprise Greece, this significant event of the MENA region gave DEDE the opportunity to showcase SKITCH, THIS SIDE UP, THE WEDDING STOOL and SLURP MUG amongst other selected items designed by dear friends and colleagues.

dede at index 2014

The ding ΝΤΕΝΕΚΕΣ project

On the 12th of December 2013, the DING NTENEKES PROJECT showcased unexpected takes on the traditional Greek tin food container by 16 industrial designers. DEDE presented BIGGER IS BETTER christmas ball ornament.

dede at ding ντενεκές project

Greek design = Good design

From the 28th of November to the 2nd of December 2013, DEDE participated in GREEK DESIGN = GOOD DESIGN design exhibition. They showcased COMBIO and TABRIO, while in the award winning designer's section, they showcased THIS SIDE UP and GET THE HANG OF IT.

dede at greek design = good design

Dpoint

DPOINT is a tribute to contemporary Greek industrial designers, as a parallel event during Furnidec business and Athens Interior Show.

 

From the 2nd to the 4th of November 2013, 17 of the most significant icons that set the rules of the industrial design game in Greece and abroad, showcased certain of their already manufactured designs. DEDE showcased COMBIO, THIS SIDE UP and CURVUS.

dede at d point

Horeca 2013

From the 8th to the 11th of February 2013, Gotsopoulos Home firm included DEDE’s CURVUS table in its collection during HO.RE.CA. 2013, the commercial equipment forum in Athens. CURVUS is the “design ancestor” of the beloved TABRIO table

dede at horeca 2013

Torino design week 2013

Politecnico di Torino in collaboration with Club della Comunicazione d'Impresa invited us to expose our GET THE HANG OF IT bag within "Naked or dressed? Communicate with packaging" exhibition and seminar which was inaugurated on 10/10/2013, during Torino Design Week 2013.

 

Nudi o vestiti? (Naked or dressed?) exhibition and seminar investigate and promote a dialogue on the role of packaging as a communication tool, a design item full of values and functions and -nowadays- aware of the matters of sustainability.

dede at torino design week 2013

It's all oh so souvenir to me

From the 4th of July to the 28th of September 2013, over 60 Greek designers gave their own interpretation in the “It’s all, oh so souvenir to me! “exhibition by Occhi Concept Store, creating objects that redefine the design and meaning of the traditional Greek souvenir. DEDE have participated with NISSOS, a cutlery stand made of sandblasted acrylic sheet and inspired by the taste of sea saltiness in our mouth and the breeze in our hair, when dining by the sea, laughing, teasing, joking…

dede at it's all oh so souvenir to me

Design lab Athens 2013

From the 25th to the 27th of May DEDE participated in Design Lab Athens 2013, at the "Πάμε έξω" event, a design exhibition, where they presented Combio tables and Super Hero chair.

dede at design lab athens 2013

TR2

"This side up table, as wood as new!" is the new edition of the awarded with red dot, metallic “this side up” table. Exclusively created for TR2 concept store, it has been a part of the DOLCE FAR NIENTE WEDNESDAYS NU.8 “Christmas Essential Revisited” event, a limited design edition, curated by Nikos Kontopoulos. The event took place on December 5th, 2012.

dede at tr2
Tendence 2012

From the 24th to the 28th of August DEDE participated in the international trade fair Tendence 2012 of Messe Frankfurt at the NEXT special area for designers.

dede at tendence 2012

International biennale of Santorini 2012

From the 1st of July 2012 to the 30th of October 2012, the “No noise and all game makes backgammon a bit lame” sponge backgammon board, as part of the ONCE UPON A SPONGE exhibition by papairlines, participated at the parallel exhibition program of the Santorini Biennale of Arts 2012.

 

photos by papairlines

dede at international biennale of santorini 2012

Once upon a sponge

From the 10th of May 2012 to the 16th of June 2012, DEDE participated in the "ONCE UPON A SPONGE" design exhibition, presenting the "No noise and all game makes backgammon a bit lame!" project, a soundless backgammon board made entirely of kitchen sponges.

 

The event was held by papairlines at TAF - The Art Foundation, in Athens.

dede at once upon a sponge

Design 2011

From the 15th of December 2011 to the 7th of January 2012, DEDE participated in the "DESIGN 2011" design exhibition, presenting the "FA.B. fabric bookcase". The event was held by Popi Krouska at the Municipal Gallery of Athens.

dede at design 2011

S-M-L-XL  Hellenic design

From the 1st of December 2011 to the 7th of January 2012, DEDE participated in the "S-M-L-XL HELLENIC DESIGN" design exhibition. The event was held at "Vamiali's" gallery, in Athens.

dede at s-m-l-xl hellenic design

2011% Greek design

From the 17th to the 25th of April 2011, DEDE showcased THIS SIDE UP table during 2011% Greek Design exhibition by M-ART space, which aimed to highlight the diversity, the inspiration and the importance of Greek Design.

dede at 2011% greek design

Ding plastic chair project 2

From the 26th of November to the 8th of December 2010 DEDE presented the 70'sec chair (a non-chair) at the DING PLASTIC CHAIR PROJECT 2.

Every 70 seconds a monobloc plastic chair comes out from a single press. The 70’sec plastic chair is not an actual chair but a plaster cast symbolizing the emergence of this ubiquitous chair that was invented in the early 70’s.

 

During this event the legendary monobloc as a design item, became subject of extreme re-considering positions from the participants.

dede at ding plastic chair project 2

Green design festival 2010

From the 23rd of September to 10th of October 2010 DEDE introduced the 1000cc Ceramic Carafe at the "GREEN DESIGN FESTIVAL 2010" in Athens. Green Design Festival is an original, open-air event, supported by the City of Athens and the Hellenic Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change. This event explores sustainable design in all forms and applications, and suggests a friendlier, towards the environment, way of life.

dede at green design festival 2010
SaloneSatellite 2010

From the 14th to the 19th of April DEDE participated in the international fair for young designers SaloneSatellite 2010, in Milan. DEDE were the unique Greek participation for this year, and they had a blast by presenting their new collection!

 

On the 16th of April DEDE participated in the 1st edition of the Salone Satellite Award Eurocucina + International Bathroom Exhibition- presenting the "slurp mug".

dede at salone satellite 2010

Design 2009

From the 27th of April to the 16th of May 2009, DEDE participated in the "DESIGN 2009" design exhibition, presenting "THE HAP project". The event was held by Popi Krouska at the exhibition-room "Spiti tis Kiprou", in Athens.

dede at design 2009

 

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dede at greek design = good design
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dede at torino design week 2013
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dede at design lab athens 2013
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dede at tendence 2012
dede at international biennale of santorini 2012
dede at once upon a sponge
dede at design 2011
dede at s-m-l-xl hellenic design
dede at 2011% greek design
dede at ding plastic chair project 2
dede at green design festival 2010
dede at salone satellite 2010
dede at design 2009
dede aliki rovithi foant asour
dede at salone satellite 20 years of new creativity
dede at gr design δράσεις
dede at biennale interieur 2014
dede at index 2014
dede at ding ντενεκές project
dede at greek design = good design
dede at d point
dede at horeca 2013
dede at torino design week 2013
dede at it's all oh so souvenir to me
dede at design lab athens 2013
dede at tr2
dede at tendence 2012
dede at international biennale of santorini 2012
dede at once upon a sponge
dede at design 2011
dede at s-m-l-xl hellenic design
dede at 2011% greek design
dede at ding plastic chair project 2
dede at green design festival 2010
dede at salone satellite 2010
dede at design 2009
dede aliki rovithi foant asour
dede at salone satellite 20 years of new creativity
dede at gr design δράσεις
dede at biennale interieur 2014
dede at index 2014
dede at ding ντενεκές project
dede at greek design = good design
dede at d point
dede at horeca 2013
dede at torino design week 2013
dede at it's all oh so souvenir to me
dede at design lab athens 2013
dede at tr2
dede at tendence 2012
dede at international biennale of santorini 2012
dede at once upon a sponge
dede at design 2011
dede at s-m-l-xl hellenic design
dede at 2011% greek design
dede at ding plastic chair project 2
dede at green design festival 2010
dede at salone satellite 2010
dede at design 2009
dede aliki rovithi foant asour

Aliki Rovithi and Foant Asour, both industrial designers, founded the Athens-based, award winning, creative studio DEDE DextrousDesign in 2007. They have participated in numerous design exhibitions in Greece as well as SaloneSatellite 2010 in Milan, Tendence 2012 of Messe Frankfurt and Biennale Interieur 2014 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Their work has been featured in prestigious design publications worldwide and has also been presented at the Design Show of the Canton Fair 2011 in Guangzhou, China, A’ design award exhibition 2012 in Como, Italy and Chennai, India, Torino Design Week 2013, INDEX 2014 in Dubai, UAE  and SaloneSatellite 20 years of new creativity 2017.

 

After graduating from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a degree in mathematics, Aliki received a BA (Hons) in industrial and product design from the Middlesex University (AKTO - Athens branch). Foant attended the Arabic high school in Athens and received a higher diploma in industrial and product design from the Middlesex University (AKTO - Athens branch).

 

Conceptual approach, innovation and humour are the designing tools that help DEDE understand the world around them and communicate their thoughts and beliefs. Using creative thinking and intuitively understood humour as starting points for the designing of their projects, DEDE aim at building strong emotional bonds between the user and the project’s context of use. In other words... “We create design projects that aside from their conceptual background, provide a context for interaction and feature functional qualities as well, to facilitate our daily lives in ingenious ways.”

INDEX: Award 2011 nominee

 

Runner-up 2010-2011 for A’ Design award

 

Runner-up 2010-2011 for A’ Design award

 

Shortlisted for the RED DOT award: design concept 2011

 

Shortlisted for the RED DOT award: design concept 2011

 

Shortlisted for the ALUMINCO Design contest 2013

dede at salone satellite 20 years of new creativity
dede at gr design δράσεις
dede at biennale interieur 2014
dede at index 2014
dede at ding ντενεκές project
dede at greek design = good design
dede at d point
dede at horeca 2013
dede at torino design week 2013
dede at it's all oh so souvenir to me
dede at design lab athens 2013
dede at tr2
dede at tendence 2012
dede at international biennale of santorini 2012
dede at once upon a sponge
dede at design 2011
dede at s-m-l-xl hellenic design
dede at 2011% greek design
dede at ding plastic chair project 2
dede at green design festival 2010
dede at salone satellite 2010
dede at design 2009
dede aliki rovithi foant asour
dede at salone satellite 20 years of new creativity
dede at gr design δράσεις
dede at biennale interieur 2014
dede at index 2014
dede at ding ντενεκές project
dede at greek design = good design
dede at d point
dede at horeca 2013
dede at torino design week 2013
dede at it's all oh so souvenir to me
dede at design lab athens 2013
dede at tr2
dede at tendence 2012
dede at international biennale of santorini 2012
dede at once upon a sponge
dede at design 2011
dede at s-m-l-xl hellenic design
dede at 2011% greek design
dede at ding plastic chair project 2
dede at green design festival 2010
dede at salone satellite 2010
dede at design 2009