Lito Karakostanoglou opened her "Open Studio" in Athens in 1999 showcasing primarily one-off pieces with a variety of materials and styles.
Being self-taught in jewellery and despite her success in Athens, she wanted to further enhance her craftsmanship, so she moved to Paris in 2004. For two years Lito studied sculpture and life drawings at École des Beaux Arts and technical drawing for jewellery at École de la rue du Louvre.
Lito returned to Athens in 2007 much to the joy of her loyal clientele, to re-open her shop inspired this time by the concept of the "Cabinets of Curiosities".
Design emanates from the properties of her materials themselves rather than following some abstract notion.
Read Lito's interview.