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Design Diaries Stamos Hondrodimos


The Design Diaries
Stamos Hondrodimos

Design Diaries

Images Giorgos SfakianakisDate 01 October 2019

In the simplicity of Interior Design Laboratorium’s projects, one can always sense a quiet luxury emanating from the flawless functional design and the excellent quality of materials. The Athens-based studio was founded by Stamos Hondrodimos in 2009 and has since been giving a voice to modern Greek interiors rooted in sun-soaked isles.

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“The past few years I have been systematically engaged with photography since I have been traveling around Greece. Those images inspire me.”

Stamos Hondrodimos

Design Stats

Projects in extraordinary locations in Greece such as Santorini, Paros, and Kythira islands.

Signature Style

Modern sanctuaries inspired by the stripped splendor of Cycladic design, the purity of island life, and Mediterranean sunlight.

Design Motto

Designs that tell a story inspired by the region’s history and its people, as well as the local architecture and surroundings.

What You Didn't Know

Hondrodimos formed his own firm, following a brief position in fashion designer Lakis Gavalas’s atelier. His portfolio includes set design for H&M.

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Istoria and Parīlio

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Pool at Parīlio

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Suite at Istoria

Who or what are your biggest influences?

Nature and its creations.

Have you ever changed your mind about anything aesthetics-wise?

For me there are no rules regarding aesthetics. I always trust my instincts because there is truth in it.

Describe your dream project, real or fantasy.

I would love to redesign abandoned traditional villages in their entirety.

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Parīlio exterior

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Colored concrete and terracotta floors at Parīlio

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Wood or concrete?

Beach or mountain?

Modern or classic?

Morning or evening?

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City or country?

Jazz or classical?

Drama or comedy?

Dancing or hiking?

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Recit suite at Istoria

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Istoria reflects Santorini’s unique architecture

What’s the last thing you read that made you feel something?

The history of Delos—an island of incredible inheritance.

What are you currently working on?

We’re currently working on various hotels on a few Greek islands and some select residential projects. One of the biggest is an extension of a prominent hotel on an iconic Cycladic island.

Is there a building or product that strikes you as particularly well-designed or innovative?

While traveling, one thing that always inspires me, is the design and architecture of monasteries.

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