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Maria Chaztistavrou is the owner of LimeDeco, an architectural and interior design company founded in 2007. Based in Kolonaki, the studio specializes in interior designing services for private, professional, and commercial clients. With a strong passion for interior design, Chatzistavrou is a Fine Arts and Design graduate of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and a member of the Hellenic Association of Qualified Interior Designers.
Alexandros Tsikordanos founded his Athens-based design company, 360 conceptdesignstudio, in 2005. Prior to opening his own company, he studied interior architecture and design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens in 1995 and later pedagogy at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education of Athens. He taught interior design in private institutions before launching his studio, which has allowed him to create harmonious spaces with strong symbolic meaning.
A designer with a passion for the different and unusual, Athena Benisi is the founder of Athena Interior Design. Harnessing her extensive experience in several design fields, from art direction to interior and exhibition design, Benisi loves to challenge herself to create functional spaces carefully tailored for each individual project, a dedication clearly visible in her work.
Marilyn Katsaris is a talented interior architect and designer based in Athens since 2002. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A. and a B.Arch., she worked for two years in NYC doing architecture and interior design. She later relocated to her home country, where she offers her services in retail design as well as to private clients. At the same time, Katsaris put her creative gifts to good use and even designs furniture and lights.
Thessaloniki-born Tina Komninou is the globe-trotter of the bunch. With a foundation course in Chelsea College of Art and Design and a B.A. in Interior Design at Middlesex University in London under her belt, she worked in New York for Costas Kondylis before relocating in 2003 to London to work for John McAslan+ Partners. There she took part in many ambitious projects, such as the Roundhouse in London or the renovation of a John Nash Mansion in Sunridge. But the design genius didn’t stop there – after settling in Athens and launching her own company, she started collaborating with Yatzer in 2009, as she couldn’t resist an opportunity to make interior design more accessible to the general public.
Alexandra Nikolaou, born and raised in Athens, is the creative force behind workroom2. After earning a degree in interior architectural design from Vakalo Art and Design College, Nikolaou created her company, which allowed her to work with some major elements of the bars and restaurants scene of the city, such as Nālu Café in Alimos and Malconi’s in Kolonaki.
Nālu Cafe, Leof. Posidonos, Alimos 17455, Athens, Greece, +30 210 988 0990