elements of greek summer meet local materials in cafe parthenis by anaktae in mykonos
ANAKTAE redesigns parthenis coffee in Mykonos, Greece
Design and architecture firm anaktae collaborated with Greek fashion designer Orsalia Parthenis to transform her brand’s flagship store into a Mykonosinto a multifunctional space combining retail, cafeteria and restaurant functions. Drawing inspiration from the timeless elements of the Greek summer – light, energy and simplicity – the design stays true to the pure forms of Cycladic architecture and the simple, uncluttered aesthetic of Parthenis, using local materials such as marble, drinkand metal in a modern but timeless way.
the sculptural marble, the metal scones and the marble counter
all images courtesy of anaktae
a minimalist spatial reinterpretation of “Hellenism”
Located right next to the famous windmills of Mykonos, the café invites customers to shop for classic Parthenis pieces or enjoy a light meal and drink while gazing at Little Venice beach and its legendary sunsets. .
the design team at anaktae designed, built and organized every step of the creation of the Parthenis Café, from the spatial philosophy to the interior design, including a range of bespoke furniture and lighting. Serving as a modern and minimalist reinterpretation of the concept of “Hellenism”, the resulting interior is very similar to the pure forms of Cycladic architecture as well as the Parthenis aesthetic. Sculptural marble and metal scones, a marble counter and bar dressed in textured wood panels, nesting tripod stools and reconfigurable side tables around low benches with striped cushions complement the clean lines of the Parthenis collection. Meanwhile, the clothes are displayed on freestanding rails suspended from the ceiling.
the bar is clad in textured wood panels
clothes are displayed on freestanding rails suspended from the ceiling
the result is true to the pure forms of Cycladic architecture and the simple, uncluttered aesthetic of Parthenis
capturing the essence of the cycladic summer