VETA & LAURA TSOUKALA
Veta Stefanidou Tsoukala believes that great design is an on-going quest to celebrate legendary artistry and heritage, while also finding and exploring new lines, ideas and pathways and always supporting instinctive and emerging talent.
Living in Greece, in a place where every corner exudes memories of the greatest ancient civilization and where the love for antiquities in innate, it was a natural continuation for Veta Stefanidou Tsoukala to study archaeology.
She proceeded, however, into this field and took it a step further: through her studies in archaeology and her work in design, she has managed to translate ancient archaeological finds – the clearness of classic forms – into modern architecture and interior design. Along with her Takis Tsoukalas, who is an architect, they continued and created many homes in Athens, London, Paris, Gstaad, Monaco and New York.
A gallery was created, together with her daughter Laura Tsoukala, who followed in her mother’s footsteps, with their eclectic mix. They used it as a platform to convey their passion between history, archaeology, heritage and design, highlighting the intricate connection between these terms and dealing with various artists in furniture and objects like Vladimir Kagan, Wendell Castle and other American masters along with international artists like Alexander Loge and Greek artists, Marina Karella, Takis, Aspasia Papadoperaki.
Veta Stefanidou Tsoukala, using her invaluable background, created and published her book “Living next to Delphi” with Assouline publishing house. Lauded by Homer and Pindar, the ancient Greek site of Delphi was revered for centuries as the navel of the earth. Delphi is today a major archaeological site with spectacular architectural remains of great historical and cultural significance.