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.
During his career he has been awarded with a number of important design awards:
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)
2007 - The Ministry of Development packaging design competition (GR)
2006 - Dromeas furniture design competition (GR)
1996 - The British Standards Institute innovation award (UK, 1996)
1994-1995 - The Royal Society of Arts student design awards (UK)
1994-1995 - 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
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