Born in Athens in 1957, Andreas Varotsos studied Industrial Design in Rome at the Instituto Superiore per Industri Artistiche (I.S.I.A.) and gained a scholarship at ALFA ROMEO (ALFA SUD – Naples Decorative Arts).
He worked with Studio IDEA in Rome and since 1984 has been designing furniture and decorative objects for Greek and Italian companies He has tutored at the National Polytechnic School of Athens and is also a professor at the Athens School of Applied Arts A.K.T.O.
Andreas’ design creations have received international recognition through various prestigious Awards, and he is known in particular for designing the Olympic Torch used during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, symbolising the harmonious shape and lines of Greece’s sacred olive tree leaves.
Born in Thessaloniki in 1974, George Ververidis, an artist and a designer was strongly influenced by the family-owned business which was
in the field of manufacturing furniture.
In 1992 he decides to follow his passion for design and moves to Florence, Italy, to study industrial product design and interior architecture at Academia Italiana Moda e Design. Since then he has been traveling, studying and designing objects (mainly furniture) of high aesthetics and functionality, always combining his love for design with his professional occupation.
Observing the everyday needs of modern times, in 2015 he decides to create Verfo Lab, a company that aims to present specialized items in the furniture area, covering everyday functional and aesthetic needs.