Philolaos 1923-2010
REPORTED BY Yorgo Tloupas, 21, September 2010

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of my father, Philolaos. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his uniquely positive approach to life, his relentless desire to work and create, his charm and his gentle spirit, and for his way of appreciating the simple things of the world, without ever falling for senseless luxury or materialism. He will be deeply missed, but thankfully his sculptures, his art, and the houses he built will perpetuate his memory for all.

At work:

The result – water towers in Valence, France:

A stainless steel sculpture at La Defense, Paris:

Stainless steel gates for the Prefecture of Chartres, France:

Some furniture:

A TV-holding sculpture:

Philolaos at work in Volos, Greece, in 1986:

A rare non-abstract sculpture:

The workshop he built in 1967:

The house next to the workshop, where I grew up (yes that’s me in the chair):

Father and son, late 70’s:

A previous Arkitip post about Philolaos


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