Two Is Company design concept is thematically diverse taking ancient Greek patterns, symbols and structures and redefining them within a contemporary context. The firm’s designs are characterized by a subtle sense of luxury balanced with a touch of austerity and sensuality combining archaic harmony with Mid-century modernism.
Two Is Company’s distinctive and contemporary aesthetics are complemented by the utilization of natural materials such as wood, bronze and marble and the highest handmade production standards.
‘The best decisions are always made by two people with common goals and complementary aesthetics’
Two Is Company manages every stage from inspiration to the design process and production and proposes a unique range of handmade luxury furniture, lighting, rugs and decorative objects all of which can be custom made upon request.
On a larger scale, Two Is Company undertakes architectural and interior design projects with modernistic inspiration and international identity, providing full on site supervision, high standards of construction and unparalleled customer focus.
Lychnos – a series of luxurious light sources that signal the end of darkness.
In the Lychnos Collection, the relationship with light takes on a new dimension. Consisting of sculptural lamps, candle holders and table lamps this series was inspired by the eternal battle of mankind to prevail over darkness. Each light source is designed with the comforting glow of fire in mind, brilliantly extending the day into the night.
Two Is Company pays tribute to visible light, as captured by the human eye, with a wide range of white surfaces, almost reflective in their purity, while also incorporating their trademark bronze grids in impressive Spartan symmetries. Each object is a geometric homage to the photon concept, an elementary particle that burns bright with energy, a massless messenger that darkness has finally come to an end.
Anaktai – Fit for kings, made for everyday people
The Anaktai Collection, named after the ancient Greek word Anaktoro, meaning palace, consists of plateaux, vases, coasters and bookends in bronze and marble, elegantly showcasing the Two Is Company craftsmanship in all its treasured splendor. But this exclusive line of homeware is not only fit for royalty.
In the Minoan civilization, the palace Anaktoro was not a single structure. It was a residential complex of vital importance that incorporated workshops, temples, housing and public spaces – something between a palace and a small city. Similarly, The Anaktai Collection is an extensive definition of homeware, a series of carefully conceived objects, designed to fulfill both functional and aesthetic elements of life. Despite its palatial origins, the Anaktai Collection still addresses everyday people with a taste for affordable luxury.
Althaea – A fragment of Greek culture, transformed into a functional objet d’art.
The Althaea Collection is an exclusive line of eclectic home accessories inspired by doric harmony and the essential simplicity of Greek civilization. For The Althaea Collection, the reference is prehistoric patterns and embraced symbols and intricate details from archaic and Geometric vessels, liberating them from their complex background and transforming them into functional, lifestyle objects. This unique range of candle holders, coasters and serving plates, bookmarks and bookends, jewelry boxes and handheld mirrors, reflects a contemporary expression of ancient Greek style, emphasized by locally-sourced quality materials such as bronze and marble, all handmade by master craftsmen.
Dianna Karvounis is an industrial designer with a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. Architect Vivian Philippa has studied architecture at the National Technical University of Athens specializing in urban planning.
In 2009 they combined their creative forces and founded Two Is Company, fusing their knowledge, experience and inspiration. Two Is Company believes that the key to unlocking beauty is an open mind. For Dianna and Vivian, it is all about looking at the world through each other’s perspective and together creating new worlds for their clients to live in.