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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication | Andreas Petropoulos Architect

Andreas Petropoulos studied Architecture in Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki as well as a MSc degree in 3D architectural visualization at State of Art Academy, Venice IT. In 2011 he established Andreas Petropoulos Architect


Q: Why did you get into Interior Design?

A: The flexibility of architecture and the whole process of design with the possibilities of what you can do with interior space always fascinated me, either it was a bar, a retail shop , or a residence.

Q: How did you start up your career?

A: It was 2011 when I finished my studies in architecture and returned to my home town where I rent a space about 20 m2 and that was it!

Q: Where does your inspiration come from?

A: I am inspired by art, street art, fashion, gadgets, comics, urban environment and engineering. With these main elements I try to create a visually captivating style that renders a contemporary aesthetic.

Q: Can you tell us about a significant accomplishment or project that you regard as notable?

A: Memphis Bar was a big challenge because it is one of the oldest bars in Greece and the place where I grew up. It is in my hometown and I had the luck and opportunity to completely redesign it 27 years after the first time it opened. The feedback was so cool.

Ballers Cafe was a another significant project because it was a totally new approach & proposal in terms of interior design of sports cafes.

Q: Where would you like to see your company in 5 years from now?

A: I don't consider my studio as a ''big'' com