Maria Damanaki

I was born in Germany and moved to Ioannina city – Greece at the age of 9. At the age of 18 came Rethemnon city and Athens at 19 – a childhood of travelling very similar to my professional journey that followed.
I studied Interior Design at the Technological Institute of Athens and specialized in Textile Design and Ceramics Design
I experimented a little while working as a Theatrical Costume Designer for a brief time.
And a few months before the end of 1999 I opened my own Interior Architecture & Design office.
At the same time I discovered my love for teaching, which led to my Master in Education Degree at the Kapodistrian University of Athens.
While working as an Interior Designer, I was often asked to Plan my first events, mainly opening parties for Professional Spaces I had designed. It was also the age friends started to make their own families and they asked me to decorate their weddings and their children’s christenings.
More studies, distance studies this time at the New York Institute of Art and Design, with two degrees in Wedding Planning and in Event Planning.
Almost 20 years have passed since the beginning and I love balancing the delicate Event Planning job with the more demanding Interior Design occupation.
I like using the knowledge and experience I obtain from one job for the other. I love creating Theatrical settings for my events and I meet every new client as an individual with unique needs and wishes as my Interior Design job has taught me.
In the field of Innner space Architecture I love to incorporate eye catching details and the concept of life in interior spaces, as I receive them from my Event Planning occupation.
I will be happy to meet with you and hear how you imagine your special moments and space and help you materialize it.