The Althaea Collection is an exclusive line of eclectic home accessories inspired by doric harmony and the essential simplicity of Greek civilization. For Anaktae studio, The Althaea Collection is a reference to prehistoric patterns and intricate details from archaic and Geometric vessels, liberating them from their complex background and transforming them into functional, lifestyle objects.
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. 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.