telephone (+30) 6973 336926, (+30) 2310 222549 . address 4 Amynta str, 546 31, Thessaloniki, Greece

about

 

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 established his design studio, through which he designs for a variety of clients.

 

In 2005 he started his academic career as professor of Furniture/Product Design at the state colleges of TEI of Western Macedonia and later at the TEI of Thessaly. Today he teaches design at the AKTO college in Thessaloniki.


In 2014, together with the designer Constantinos Hoursoglou, he co-founded www.shibui.ch.

 

 

awards and recognition

2015

1st Place in the category of Champagne and Wine at the CWWWR Αwards by The Dieline (USA).

 

2011

the Green Good Design Αward (USA)

 

2011

EBGE awards (Greece)

 

2010

the Dieline Αwards packaging design competition (USA)

 

2007

the Bank of Greece, Art competition (GR)

the Ministry of Development - packaging design competition (GR)

 

2006

the Dromeas furniture design competition (GR)

 

1996

the British Standards Institute innovation award (UK, 1996)

 

1994 and 1995

the Royal Society of Arts student design awards (UK)

the Furnidec-Hellexpo design competition (GR)

 

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His work has been used as set design for a TV series (Channel 4, UK, 1994-5) a film (Peter Howitt's "Sliding Doors", 1998), and various TV advertisements

 

 

 

exhibitions

2015

"Maison & Objet", Paris, France

 

2014

"Index 2014", Dubai, UAE

"Maison & Objet", Paris, France

"imm Cologne", Germany

 

2013

|Made in Thessaloniki" Stuttgart, Germany

"DesignLab", Athens

 

2012

"DesignLab", Athens

"Furnidec Business", Thessaloniki

"Made in Thessaloniki", Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

 

2011

"100% Design London 2011", London

 

2010

"Fuse 2010", Chicago

 

2009

"Design Lab", Athens

"Design 2009" at the embassy of Cyprus, Athens

Greek Secretariat of Industrial Design exhibition at "Bartessera", Athens

 

2008

Bienalle Internationale Design 2008 Saint Etienne, France

Greek Secretariat of Industrial Design exhibition at "Bartessera", Athens

Green Festival Athens 2008, Athens

 

2006 and 2007

Hellexpo-Furnidec, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

 

2005

Kodra Art Show, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

Fenafresh store, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

Stereosis Objects Gallery, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

 

2004

Secretariat for Youth, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

 

2001 and 2002

ICFF, New York (as part of Dakota Jackson Inc.)

 

1996

Royal College of Art and the Hammerson Gallery, London

 

1993 and 1994

New Designers in Business, Business Design Centre, London