Monocle on Design

Greek revival

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19 November 2019

Episode 423

30 minutes


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The Greek economy is improving despite a ruinous financial crisis, and today more Athenians are heading home and looking to help shape the city for the better. Our Athens-themed dispatch delves into three industries (from urban planning to fashion and hospitality) to see how design is offering new solutions in this ancient city.

19 November 2019

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Chapter 1

Meeting Thomas Doxiadis

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The Greek native was one of the first to bring landscape design to his country in the 1990s. Now he’s the landscapearchitect behind the much-anticipated Hellenikon Metropolitan Park in southern Athens.

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Zeus + Dione

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We visit the atelier of Greek fashion label Zeus + Dione and speak to its head of design Lydia Vousvouni about heritage and how the company is championing Greek artisans.

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Meeting Marika Arapoglou

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We visit a new hotel in downtown Athens and speak to young designer Marika Arapoglou to find out how her new kinetic sculpture is making the hotel are more inviting place.

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