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Welcome to 'ArtEcoArt', where ecology meets art and music!

I , Chris Tsonias & my wife Areti (Rita) Karra we  are two self-taught artists inventors and constructors from Komotini Greece, based from a new year 2015 at London, UK.  Couple in art, couple in life .

Our sensitivity for the environment and our love and passion for art led us to create and construct innovative and unique, ecological and fully functional artistic musical instruments and loudspeakers combining and connecting visual arts and ecology with music and entertainment.

Soft and flexible materials such as paper, fabrics, cardboard etc are use to make guitars, violins, cello, piano, oud, percussion and wind instruments with a unique look and design.

These works of art and musical instruments are made from used paper and textiles and are unique in the world, made ​​with love and respect for the environment and for people.

World's first eco friendly Loudspeaker (box) made entirely from used

material such an paper and textile.

Typewriter made from Sappi fine paper for Sappi paper company (made from us)

Paper taperwriter

Recorder made from Sappi fine paper for Sappi paper company (made from us)

Our newest creation - order from customer .

Unique digital stage grand piano, made from polycarbonate material
and very low weight .

  • Concert at the Cultural Center of Kalamata >> click here!
  • Exhibition in London  >>The following guitars and also one of our violins (made from burlap) ,

                                           exposed at music stores in London near to Oxford street.

                                                         Hobgoblin Music London

Find us: 24 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JA |Tel: 020 732  Email us: Open 10am - 6pm, Mon-Sat.


Our creations are not a wooden musical instruments covered with paper, cloth, etc., but is made almost entirely, either of paper, fabric, cardboard, etc., but also by mixing of these materials. Hard materials such as wood, aluminum, etc, used only to reinforce some points, which are sensitive to power of cords - strings.



                                                        Industrial Property Organization

 Patents by Chris Tsonias No.: 1007747  (INT.CL8 ) : G10D  1/00     Title: "Stringed musical instruments made ​​of soft and flexible materials". (such as, paper, textile-fabric, synthetic or used leather, cardboard, etc)

The creation of musical ensembles (EcoArt and ArtEco band) with

the aid of musician friends, teachers and students of the music

school of Komotini, served with propose  to presentation,

demonstration and promotion of the idea that recycling can be

combined with music and art with tangible and realistic way,

spreading environmental and artistic culture.

This particularity, to use and to play with musical instruments

made ​​from recycled materials and with different and unusual

appearance, could become the norm and not just an exception.

                             Utilitarian, Functional recycled art    

We believe our work is primarily a form of art that is both utilitarian and functional, because the musical instruments that we construct can play music properly.

Of course our construction is not made ​​with purpose to replace, in the near future the existing musical instruments, but like a different ecological, artistic and stage approach.

Different materials with their own texture and colors, combined with painting, engraving, sculpture and a different design and stylistic mood, which was tied with the music and all together, they created a set that awakens and speaks to the senses.

Each one is unique and requires a fairly long time to construct (depending on the musical instrument, from 25 to 60 days) and is made with great effort, patience, love, good taste and good mood.

                          IF YOU LIKE TO BUY

About orders and purchases.

For a long time, there is a growing interest and market request for our  creations and prototype
construction from Greece and other countries.

So, we decided to construct our work upon request - custom order, since the prototype are used in
the exhibitions in which we participate, but also with various music ensembles, they play with them.

In collaboration with any concerned, we choose the materials, the design and appearance of the
recycled musical instrument.

Along with the order, we give in every customer a certificate of authenticity with all the components, elements, warranty and some useful information - tips for the proper maintenance, right use and precaution for every construction.

Free repair and even and replacement, if there is a manufacturing fault and one free maintenance
if is necessary.

Also any repairs beyond the warranty, in very good prices.

Shipping costs, with some certain exceptions, are charged to the customer.

For every order and depending on the instrument who want to buy someone, you should advance
a minimum threshold.

                                    IF YOU LIKE TO COLLABORATE

                 For professional partnerships, exhibitions, concerts,

                            workshop, lectures, music events, etc.

    For any motivation - desire for our involvement in these events, in Greece and other countries,

        please contact us for more  information and discussion.


On Saturday, September 8th the International Exhibition organized by Epimorfotiki Kilkis and the partners of the Leonardo “The Value of Wasted Materials” project ended. In the exhibition items made out of materials that for many people are considered useless were exhibited.
Exhibitors from Kilkis, known or less known, exhibited – to those who gave themselves the opportunity to visit the exhibition – their work having significant artistic value, or handy items that can be used in the everyday life.
Items like patchworks and pouf made out of remnants and old materials, table lambs made out of plastic forks, or phone cards, wood, or paper, paintings, from reused wood, bags and wallets from plastic posters, ornaments from paper, wire, or plastic, ships made out of wood and component of old electric devices like fridges, TVs, washing machines, etc, wooden puppets, are among the items that visitors had the opportunity to see.
Apart from the exhibitors from Kilkis we had also participants from Thessaloniki, Polykastro, we received exhibits from Poland, and the University of Western Macedonia. Due to the long distances instead of exhibits from Germany, Sweden and France the visitors could see them on Posters. Representatives from “August Horch Academie GMBH”, our project partner from Germany were present during the 2-days exhibition.
However, the exhibits that probably were most viewed during the exhibition were the music instruments (piano, viola, guitars, violin) made out of ecological used materials like paper ,denim-jeans, soft plastic, synthetic leather, burlap-canvas, etc. What makes these instruments unique is that they play very good. These music instruments are made by Mr. Christos Tsonias from Komotini. During the exhibition we had the opportunity and pleasure to listen to the musicians playing these instruments.
Visitors of all ages came to the exhibition during the 2 days it was open.
The success achieved induces partners of the project to repeat the initiative at the first opportunity.

Project Partners:
·           Επιμορφωτική Κιλκίς Μ.ΕΠΕ - Coordinator
·           August Horch Academie GMBH (Germany)
·           Audit Conseil Expertise Formation (France)

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