Marios Karystios

Marios studied graphic design at the Technological Institution of Athens, Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Central Saint Martins and Intermediate Certificate in Wine & Spirits at the WSET in London. He worked as an art director in advertising for brands such as WIND, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Alfa Romeo, LG, Apivita, Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Barilla and others.

In 2012 he set up his own studio in Cyprus countryside from where he works on diverse design projects. He has a strong team he collaborates with, varying from illustrators, photographers, copywriters, entrepreneurs, scientists and art people from around the globe.

His work has been awarded and published in newspapers, magazines and numerous blogs worldwide such as Monocle, Wallpaper, El Pais, Elle, Novum, Lürzer’s Archive, Dezeen, Dwell, IdN, GDR, the Dieline, designboom, Trendhunter, Contemporist, WPDS, Lovely Package and POTW amongst others.

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The project above is an interior design and branding for a maths teacher’s classroom in Cyprus. The branding and stationary are based on a smiley symbol that is made of two classic mathematical symbols, the division and integral. The idea was to create a more friendly and relaxed space for the students, and actually something different than the standard classrooms. Also to promote creative thinking on a subject that is not a favorite to most students. Pallets, wooden mathematical symbols, textbooks, biscuit jars and mathematic toys…

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Atypical is a minimalist design desk that is handmade in Cyprus, and features a solid maple construction. A single shelf is built into the desk legs, offering both an aesthetic and functional purpose. The shelf is the same dimension as the wood block situated on the opposite side, and looks as though it was pivoted 90 degrees to create the surface.

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