Top honors for Greek designer duo

Michalis Georgiou and Dimitris Stefanidis, the creative duo behind the Athens-based G Design Studio, have won the prestigious Boutique Design Studio of the Year accolade at the ADC Annual Awards in New York City, which this year celebrated 102 years of excellence in design and craft.

Marc Newson | Athens | To January 7

Greek-Australian designer Marc Newson was first introduced to the public in 1986 with the Lockheed Lounge Chair, a chaise longue in riveted aluminum that put him at the forefront of the world’s design scene for four decades.

Angelos Spachis | Athens | To November 20

Self-taught artist Angelos Spachis (1903-60) is hailed as the father of graphic design in Greece and has given us some of the country’s most iconic brand identities, packages and advertisements.

Meet Market | Athens | October 16 & 17

Emerging and established designers working solo, in cooperatives or firms, come together to show their talents and sell their wares at the Meet Market.

Art & Design | Athens | To January 30

Gallery curator Rebecca Camhi and antique collector Eleni Martinou have teamed up for “L’appartement du collectionneur,” an exhibition that marries design with modern art.

Bauhaus | Athens | October 10 – November 7

As part of its ongoing program of events marking the centenary of the Bauhaus movement, the Goethe Institute in Athens presents “From Building to Community: Ioannis Despotopoulos and the Bauhaus,” an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Athens Conservatory and the Benaki Museum Modern Greek Architecture Archives. 

Bespoke trend gains traction in central Athens

Unlike so many others who left Greece amid the brain drain during the country’s 10-year crisis crisis, photographer Yannis (John) Pitsakis and his architect sister Garyfalia came back home after working respectively in London and Rotterdam.