The story

Situated in an old coffee shop on two levels, filled with light and over looking at the sea, TRELA sits in the center of the town of Tinos 
(Access plan here).

TRELA is the brainchild of Carol Guinebert, a Frenchwoman who settled in Tinos four years ago in the small village of Smardakito. Carol splits her time between Paris and Tinos as she is also the founder of a communication agency specialized in cultural institutions. Carol has always been an art and antique objects collector and Trela is the fruit of her passion for the “old and the new”.

TRELA curate a subtle selection of antique objects and contemporary pieces that tell the story of France and Greece creating the bridge between today and yesterday and reflecting the two cultures.

Antiques : from a 1950’s post office desk, to a 19th century greek Jar and paintings, a collection of Tinos old postcards, to antique rugs from the Kozani

Contemporary : lighting collection from The Gentle Factory, frenck greek team, Los Angeles based Marie Joxe’s Brainflow collection of drawings of hand painted fabric pieces along and Paris based God Save the screen’s design studio, ceramics from Kalou Dubus or Sabrina Binda, tee shirt and fashion accessory collection exclusively created for TRELA..

TRELA is an unexpected, eclectic yet accessible selection of timeless objects, found along Carol’s travelling adventures. The common thread of it all is beauty and emotion.

TRELA is a bridge between the Ephemeral and the memory, the fragility of life and the power of history, the past and the projects, nostalgia and dream.

TRELA is also a gallery that represents artists and designer from both countries, established or emerging.

TRELA is a place of wonder where you, traveler or local,  stop, dream, flip through an old greek history book, enjoy a contemporary photography, meet travelers and locals for dialogue…

TRELA means “Madness” in greek. The madness of a frenchwoman in love with Tinos, the impulse she had to buy a house, the urge to live there, and give back the true happiness that she found on this Island.

TRELA is the gift of happiness !