ANAKTAE Althaea Bookends are handcrafted bookends in oxidized brass inspired by ancient Greek figures and forms. The bookends are part of the Althaea Series, a collection of four bookends. They can be sold separately. Designed and handcrafted in Athens, Greece. Made upon order, please allow up to 30 days for their production.
ANAKTAE derives from the ancient Greek word anaktor, meaning ‘palace’. The designers devised a variation that reflects the brand’s exclusivity, individuality and feminine quality: the ‘ae’ suffix is the female first person plural in Greek. In Minoan and Mycenaean Greece, the anaktor was much more than a royal residence: it was the heart of civic and cultural life, where the most skillful artists lived and worked alongside the ruling elite.
Potters and priests, soldiers and sculptors, playwrights and philosophers, kings and courtesans all had their place in these self-contained universes – creative powerhouses where the acme of ancient Greek civilization flourished. So too, ANAKTAE studio embraces artisans and connoisseurs dedicated to the pursuit of perfect proportions, quality craftsmanship, and contemporary classics. Distinctive and unique, Anaktae has an intangible mystery that transcends expectations and categorizations.