Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Product designer and teacher.
Studio location: Athens.
Describe what you make: I try to design simple, functional products that feel a little different and are here to stay.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: I’m emotionally connected with my Monarchy Stool. Not because I believe it’s my best work, but because it was my very first design that went to production and that gave me the courage to keep on trying. It’s not so easy to become a product designer in Greece, you know…
Describe the problem your work solves: It keeps me balanced.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m incorporating architectural elements found on Athenian buildings onto ceramic objects.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Two coffee/side tables that I designed for Miniforms made entirely by mouth-blown glass in Murano.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Coffee, music, and an internet connection.
What you do when you’re not working: Listening to music, watching movies, or often spending time with friends around a dining table.
Sources of creative envy: Charles and Ray Eames, Jasper Morrison, the Bouroullec brothers, and many more.
The distraction you want to eliminate: My obsession with food.
Concrete or marble? Wood.
High-rise or townhouse? I like them both, but I’d spend more time in a high-rise because of the view.
Remember or forget? Yes to memory and yes to amnesia for anything that provokes toxic feelings.
Aliens or ghosts? Humans.
Dark or light? Light is refreshing. Dark is sexy. I need them both.