Seed for the future by
Taxiarcis Balaskas , is a project that aims to restore a more balanced approach
to the design of products in context, and in the process, in order to a recover
a narrative of unity and of meaning.
Using a traditional
technique taught by his grandfather, called *Boliasma (to bind), Taxiarchis bound
an old olive tree with a young one, to make it grow stronger. So when the time
of need comes, he will be able to use this olive tree for his future designs. A
process that contains patience, balance, tradition and most important the
making of meaning.
A tree that binds his story of the past into the future, to show an overall picture on life cycle, on our
duties towards ourselves, locale and the wider world. A physical reminder to move
in a direction that is more substantive and life enhancing.
*A technique in which one
part of a plant is transplanted to another in order to exchange nutrients and achieve
greater quantity and quality of products/plant.