The Epitome of Symbiosis
Both Epitome and Symbiosis are Greek words.
Epitome coming from Greek through Latin, epitome refers to something that is the ultimate representative of its class while Symbiosis is a Greek word deriving from the words syn that means together and bios that means livelihood. Looking at the dictionary you read for symbiosis: “close and usually obligatory association of two different organisms of species that live together to their mutual benefit”.
Engineers by day, dreamers by night
Today success in business is almost impossible without collaboration. We need to work with someone who knows and understands us, someone who listens to what we really need and, with us, defines realistic objectives and the ways to reach them. Someone, who will share with us knowledge, practices, risks and results. A partner we can count on day after day. It is up to us alone to discover this collaborative business experience and take advantage of that.
We started Ode Goods as a way to create things we believe have meaning and longevity. In today’s disposable world, we find passion in creating something that will be cherished for years to come. Crafting an Ode Good requires incredible patience. It requires us to prioritize quality over quantity. Less over more. Simple over complex. Even worse, it requires us to be consistent, even while the pressure to ship grows like a tidal wave over our head. We love that each Ode Goods that goes out our doors has its own unique character. We put the same effort into every good as if it were our own, and we find ourselves just as excited finishing today’s goods as we were with our first.
“Passionate about design.”
Metamorphosis it is a magical word an undoubted promise of wonders aplenty. My big idea is that of a ‘handcrafted good’ — not an expensive piece of jewelry, but a new, fascinating way to say who you are and how you feel: elegant, emotional, spontaneous, provocative, seductive. My collections are derived from an experimental approach to recycled and upcycled materials and my flair of mixing shapes and colors that celebrate individuality, instinct and personality with a sense of pragmatism and borderless artistic invention.
My simple hope is this: that the comfort, elegance, quality and practical intelligence of my handcrafted goods may bring pleasure to those who receive them, thus helping to spark the metamorphosis of the everyday to which we all aspire: JOY.Meet the Artist
“My tastes are simple. I am easily satisfied with the best.”
There’s very little in the world that takes my breath away quite like an object that was lovingly crafted, built with care and passion, and presented with the sort of pride that befits a marvelously well-made item/good.
There is a significant and noticeable difference between cheap, mass-produced products, and hand-crafted, carefully detailed ones. That which is beautiful is increasingly difficult to come by in a world where a premium is placed on speed, and things are made to be disposable. While that may be true, I contend that it is always possible to detect the hand of a dedicated artisan in her creations. To that end, I persuade Eva to create Ode Goods site.
Our products are created to bring everyday luxury to our customers. We believe in offering designer-quality products without the designer price tag – that means at affordable prices that represent exceptional value for money. More than anything else, we promise that the investment our customers make in us will always be worth it.
Attention to Detail
This is where all of the difference is made. We are obsessive about detail. From the supremely stylish to the incredibly practical, every item in our collection offers something special in terms of look and feel.
Sustainability as a theme and the ambition to act sustainably is second nature to us. Sustainable entrepreneurship? We can’t do it any differently! We see waste not as a residual product but as a valuable beginning of a new cycle. This enables us to give waste a second life in the form of raw materials. A transparent journey, mapped from waste to raw material. Not just to satisfy our aims and ambitions for permanent, sustainable, solutions but also because we want everyone we work with, to know about it.
“Working closely with charity partners is something that we have always been passionate about”
Mission & Charity
We thrive on three principles: COLLABORATE with a diverse group of crafters and artisans to gain unique perspectives on design and inspiration. CRAFT sustainable and distinct goods that dramatically reduce waste putting into practice the principle “in today’s waste lie the seeds of tomorrow’s goods and products”. We treasure the waste left behind and even make something beautiful out of it. For us waste is no more. COMMIT to making a positive difference by partnering with various charitable organizations around the world.
Working closely with charity partners is something that we have always been passionate about. We would be partnering with three exceptionally worthy charities, 1 euro from every Ode Good you purchase goes directly to the charity you selected. Please read on to find out how the Ode Goods is really making a difference – and how you can help, too. Want to know more about these charities? Our founder, Dimitra, explains why the work undertaken by these charities is particularly close to her heart.