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5	Scale is a key design tool in the
hotel's Modern Restaurant. The
same color palette takes on a
vastly different role in the oversized wall art versus the Ettore
Sottsas salt and pepper shakers.

locavore, preferring instead to celebrate Athens' centuries-old
role as a meeting place for the world. "We mixed important
international pieces with equally impressive elements from
modern Greek innovators," says Papagiannis.
Original LC3 armchairs designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier,
a circa 1925 Eileen Gray divan, and a coffee table designed by
Warren Platner in 1966 share space with contemporary
creations such as the Canta and Viki armchairs by Toshiyuki
Kita, the Venus chair by Konstantin Grcic and lamps by the
Bouroullec brothers ("I like their ethics," says Papagiannis).
And, it's not just the big-ticket statements that are meant to
impress. Small touches underscore the show-off residential
feel. Some cases in point include tableware from renowned
global design stars such as Ettore Sottsas' salt and pepper
shakers and Michael Graves' teapots.
To keep the design free from any taint of conspicuous
consumption, Papagiannis and his team framed these signature items with natural, indigenous materials manipulated
with a modern twist and unexpected touches that elevate the
everyday basics into memorable works of art. They sourced
Greek marble from different parts of the country, taking
advantage of the variations in pattern and a surprising range
of colors to make the cladding the focal point of spaces
ranging from the communal staircases, the shell of the lobby
and the intricate restaurant floor to the inner sanctum of the
guest bathrooms and the guest room verandas.
"We wanted to keep ornamentation to a minimum by
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6	The designers used the
flexibility of carpte tiles
to transform the suite
floors into individualized
works of art.

emphasizing pure, clear lines and volumes," says Papagiannis,
one of the firm's creative directors. "We did that with solutions
such as installing the marble floors in a way that utilizes the
striations to lead people through the public spaces of the
entire hotel."
The designers also combined luxury surfaces such as
domestic marble and walnut with painted plaster walls. The use
of deep, powerful colors such as navy blue in guest rooms or the
black ceiling of the reception and the restaurant work with
these surfaces to forge a contemporary, dramatic effect, says
Papagiannnis. To play up a less stuffy approach, the design team
adapted a partitioning effect common in the 1960s to lend a
mod feel to the entrance's side walls. Accents of custom-made
ceramic tiles underscore the ease of the high/low materials mix.
One thing that's often missing in a hotel's visual personality
is wit. Stage Design Office addressed that with double-take decisions such as displaying printed carpets on the wall to serve as
millennial takes on antique tapestries and reworking the design
of rustic Greek stools in rich walnut topped with leather stripes.
What ties it all together is a classic clarity that was as
relevant when Doric styling was the rage of an ancient age as
it was during Athens' halcyon growth spurt from the 1930s to
the '70s. Even the hotel's name plays with the city's landscape of ancient and modern influences. "We wanted to
avoid the white noise of a stylistic mélange and retain a residential sense of calm," says Papagiannis. "However, it was
important not to lose the wow in the process." 

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS
OWNER

Epilogi Ktirion
OPERATOR

Anemi Hotels
ARCHITECT/GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Epilogi Ktirion
DESIGN FIRM

Stage Design Office: Stavros Papagiannis
and George Kyriazis, creative directors;
Natalia Vergitsi, Eliza Veloni and Giannis
Maheras, interior designers; Marianna
Vouza, graphic designer
ART

ATH1281
N. Sdralis
Stefanos Samios
BATH FIXTURES

Hansgrohe
Keramag
Patiris SA
Veniti
CARPETS

EGE

FABRICS

Cripe SA
Petros Avtzis
FLOOR COVERINGS

Dionyssomarble Group
K. Stoukogiorgos Marbles
FURNITURE

Carteco
Cassina
Clasicon
Coro
Ethimo
Flexform
Flos
Nemo
Poliform

LIGHTING

Flos
I Guzzini

WOODWORK

Ayoup Bassam
Cenebis Casa


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