Surfer’s Home by Giorgos Skiadopoulos
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A design project with a difference is Surfer’s Home, a project close to the heart of Rhodes based architect and avid surfer who created a personal space which pays homage both to his craft and his hobby. There are no secrets in this tiny 28 m2 residence, on the contrary, the experiences and trips to distant oceans are all referenced within the design concept of this wonderful home.
From the welcoming entrance, complete with a mini garden and retro louvered shutters and hammock, the visitor is immersed in the world of the surfer. Vivid colors and graphics on the boards, both surf and street, set the tone and mirror the lifestyle of the occupant. The funky eclectic style is contrasted with a comfortable couch and functional elements of the space.
The designer faced the challenge of an overload of photographs of friends, familiar seascapes and memorabilia with which he wanted to surround himself. The challenge was met by concentrating on symmetrical forms and absolute organization to avoid a cluttered feel. The interior exhibits elements of both retail and a gallery installation while retaining its domestic identity, achieving balance through its deliberate imperfections. No island home would be complete without an outdoor space for socializing and Surfer’s Home is no exception to this rule!