Lefteris was born and raised in Skyros. He was initiated into the art of woodworking by one of the old leading woodcarvers on the island, Giannis Babousis. He wandered the seas of the world for a few years as a sailor before landing back in his country, determined to pursue his childhood craft and develop his art under the guidance of Evangelos Mosxos, a professor in the Athens School of Fine Arts. After maturing as a craftsman under the shadow of the Athenian Acropolis, he found his way back to his island to continue working on what his hands and heart truly cherished.
Emmanouela was born and raised in Veria, and left her hometown to study interior space and furniture design in Thessaloniki. Painting won her over, and it’s her tool of choice for repurposing wood from retired boats, transforming driftwood collected around the island’s beaches into sculptures and jewelry, and restoring old furniture while adding colorful touches. These are the ways she channels her creativity, as a supporter of global style, which is free, comfortable and true. This style includes the objects we love and the contrasts between them.
You can find them in Skyros year round, living and working (for more than twenty years) in their shared workshop overlooking the sea.