Product & Industrial Design made in Greece. By Athanasios Babalis.
Athanasios Babalis is an industrial designer based in Thessaloniki Greece.He studied product and furniture design at the London Metropolitan University and at the Royal College of Art in London, England.
His professional career started in London as a freelance designer and continued in New York where he worked for seven years for companies such as Dimensional Media Associates Inc.and Dakota Jackson Inc.. In 2003 he returned to Thessaloniki where he opened his design studio. In 2004 he founded the design team COR3 and in 2006 he became professor of Furniture Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Larisa, at the department of Wood and Furniture Design and Technology in Karditsa, Greece.
In addition the designer, along with Constantinos Hoursoglou, both award-winning Greek designers, created the shibui line, a range of hand-crafted homeware and accessories. Shibui is a Japanese word which refers to a particular aesthetic of simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty. All the products embody the principles of shibui: effortlessly effective craftsmanship using the greatest restraint and the minimum materials. Never complicated or contrived, every detail serves a purpose. Functional and flexible, the products are designed to complement any environment. Timeless pieces that outlast passing trends.