Croquis by QUPA Parthenon Necklace is inspired by the Parthenon, the most prominent building of the Acropolis of Athens. The design is easily recognizable despite the use of the negative space of the floor plan. The Parthenon is a Doric order temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena. It was completed in 438 BC and is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and western civilization.
The Parthenon sought to depart from the more plain architectural style known as the Doric order. Whereas traditionally, Doric colonnades would consist of six columns across the front and thirteen down the sides, the Parthenon was built with eight fluted, baseless columns at the front and seventeen at the sides.
Croquis by Qupa jewellery line is inspired by architectural plans of famous monuments, museums and other landmarks in Greece and all over the world. For the first time, architectural plans are imprinted on precious metals at such a small scale, while maintaining their proportions and identity. In this way the value of each piece is enhanced, since it combines the elegance of the material and the structure with the cultural value of the imprinted monument.
Qupa is a Greece based creative arts brand formed in 2014 by Eleni Kouineli and Stefanos Papadatos, two architects who combined their passion for architecture and handicraft. Qupa designs and crafts objects that focus on form, originality and usability. The design process is inspired by architecture, sculpture and graphic arts. In a continuous search for new materials, the creative arts brand always tries to combine new technologies with handmade constructions. Croquis by Qupa ornaments adopt a novel approach in depicting buildings and monuments. The designs solely rely on floor plans, which emphasize architecture and highlight luxury. The floor plan lies at the core of architectural design, since a visitor can recognise it only after he has wandered inside the different rooms and spaces of the building.