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photo by Angelos Zymaras

product design services for manufacturers in Greece Europe and international - packaging design accessories furniture design objects 

Athanasios Babalis is an industrial/product designer based in Thessaloniki Greece. His work ranges from electrical appliances and professional cooking equipment to furniture, home accessories and packaging.

He believes that all objects/products can be improved through good teamwork, so he spends a lot of his time researching and discussing ideas with clients and end users before putting pencil to paper.

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 and the International Hellenic University, in Thessaloniki.


In 2014, together with the designer Constantinos Hoursoglou, he co-founded



awards and recognition


Various product design awards at the BIGSEE ( ) Awards, Ljubljana, Slovenia, including a Grand Prix Award in the Wood Category.


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



the Green Good Design Αward (USA)



EBGE awards (Greece)



the Dieline Αwards packaging design competition (USA)



the Bank of Greece, Art competition (GR)

the Ministry of Development - packaging design competition (GR)



the Dromeas furniture design competition (GR)



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)



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






"Maison & Objet", Paris, France


"Salone del Mobile" Milan, Italy (with clients)



"Index 2014", Dubai, UAE

"Maison & Objet", Paris, France

"imm Cologne", Germany



"Made in Thessaloniki" Stuttgart, Germany

"DesignLab", Athens



"DesignLab", Athens

"Furnidec Business", Thessaloniki

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



"100% Design London 2011", London



"Fuse 2010", Chicago



"Design Lab", Athens

"Design 2009" at the embassy of Cyprus, Athens

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



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)



Kodra Art Show, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

Fenafresh store, Thessaloniki (with COR3)

Stereosis Objects Gallery, Thessaloniki (with COR3)



Secretariat for Youth, Thessaloniki (with COR3)


2001 and 2002

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



Royal College of Art and the Hammerson Gallery, London


1993 and 1994

New Designers in Business, Business Design Centre, London

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