Π an innovative platform in an impressive industrial building of the 19th century, located at the port of Piraeus. A stimulating, multicollectible reference point that combines the sale of high quality tiles and sanitary ware (Labpiree), with the exhibition of refined design objects and pieces of art (Π gallery). In the remains of the inner yard of this industrial building, we have created a verdant garden (Π gardens), a café, a cocktail bar, pop up street food, a wine cellar, exhibitions, performances, art events and nomad cinema. The luxurious lofts (Π art lofts) perimetrically situated on the upper floor, ideally combine the industrial design with the refined decoration, offering the guest an alternative approach of hospitality, either overlooking the inner garden or the Port.
Lab Piree super studio operates in the field of building decoration with cladding materials from ceramic building materials as well as sanitary ware equipment materials, balancing on a new procedure of trading and dialogue between cladding materials and artistic aesthetics based on high standard principles pertaining to quality and aesthetics.
The evolution of Lab Pirée leads you to Π gallery. The wide scale of ceramic tiles as building material has transformed into structure and interaction, functioning as a canvas hosting architectural and design objects.
Growing up in Drapetsona, what defines me is the memories from Agios Dionysios district and the port of Piraeus. Walking to school in the morning, together with my father, I had the chance to observe everything that went on in my town.
My mornings were carved by the ships at the port, which was crowded with travellers and my afternoons by the trains crossing the bridge of Agios Dionysios entering the station, and the train drivers waving.
The port I grew up has become the extension of my soul. The power of this town – in which I have always believed – has been the motivation for me to do something more, together with people who also had the same need and believed in that power.
Evolving this vision and through my desire for dialogue, I realised that Lab Piree could be extended to more fields, making a collaboration act under a mutual target: the interaction between design, art, hospitality and gastronomy. The idea born was named Π district.
“Piraeus is the port of my heart. My place, my friends. It is the town that hosts my dreams. For these dreams it is that I work with passion and great attentiveness. I want to create distinctive spaces that inspire and entertain. Besides, Piraeus reforms, new constructions are made, new neighbourhoods hospitable to art. This is where I am.”