εὖ ζῆν represented the ultimate good: the art of living well..
Evgenia Zoidaki was born in Hania-Crete in 1981.She lives and works between Athens and Holland.She followed Applied Arts major in High School and in 2003 she graduated from the Mokume School of Higher Education where she studied design and crafting of handmade and productive jewellery.
Since 2004 she has participated in group exhibitions: at Mokume School, in Ilias Lalaounis Jewellery Museum,in Eastpack Artist Studio, Sieraad Art Fair,international jewellery design fair 2017, Munich Jewellery Week 2018,solo exhibition “Everlasting Spring” at Εstudio Gallery_ Athens 2018, “Εloquence of paper,jewelry” at Switzerland, Madrid, Barcelona & The Netherlands 2019, “Design For Growth II” at Industrial Gas Museum, in Athens_2019.
She has worked in jewellery studios as a designer and artisan. Since 2015 she runs her own studio, Evzo, where she creates jewellery made of silver, gold, copper, mineral stones, synthetic materials.
All her creations are inspired by everything that surrounds and affects her, from ancient art to whatever the eye captures in modern cities.
The studio's name, evzo, was formed using the first two letters of the designer's full name, Evgenia Zoidaki, and is a reference to the ancient Greek term εὖ ζῆν. The term consists of the words εὖ, which means "well", and ζῆν, which denotes "survival", "life".
For ancient Greeks, εὖ ζῆν represented the ultimate good: the art of living well. It entails achieving physical and mental health and leads to the improvement of a person’s quality of life in all areas, allowing them to reach the state of happiness.