Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Irini Papalouka ("IP") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
IP : I studied Interior Design at Birmingham University of Art & Design. After I graduated I worked as a kitchen designer for 2 years until I started working in one of the biggest interior design offices in Cyprus. I worked there for 5 years before I started my own business.
IP : I always loved design, from when I was a teenager. I had an artistic spirit and wanted to change everything around all the time! I don't think I could be anything else other than an interior designer. I love what I do!
IP : I chose!
IP : I enjoy most projects that let me use my full potential; where a client gives you full trust in your professionalism.
IP : Always aim high! To do this you need to work work work! And to work you need to love it. Then you will find ways to succeed!
IP : It is my belief that a good designer usually designs the same thing over and over again but in different spaces. A great designer always seeks challenges and each space for the great designer is totally new , nothing will be the same as the previous project.
IP : Good design lies in the beholders eye. Some like classic and some like modern. To evaluate it as good, the space should have a smooth approach to the eye.
IP : Everyone should invest in good design because if you do good and functional design several things occur: 1) You save money 2) You feel better 3) You will not need to renovate soon because you feel that the space is incomplete or not what you wanted.
IP : I would design for Marcel Wanders of course. I love him! Something crazy for sure , maybe a crazy table or a deco object.
IP : I want to discover old residences that have been neglected and give them a new life. Design them from start to end by myself and my team and either rent it or sell it after its completed.
IP : Marcel Wanders Zaha Hadid, Kelly Hoppen and some other designers that are not yet legends
IP : I like quite a few and each one for a different reason.
IP : Always be informed about new materials and technology and work work work to achieve the best end result.
IP : Maybe an architect
IP : My husband for sure!
IP : I ex boss and my stubbornness to be the best at what I do !
IP : There are no obstacles when you love what you do.
IP : To get better and better. To be one of the best in the world!
IP : I am especially excited to work on a project in Ayia Napa Marina, in Cyprus
IP : It depends on the project (its size and if its residential or commercial)
IP : With the concept.
IP : If you love what you do then magic happens!
IP : Both
IP : Very important
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