Working with the local
community has been essential
We are inclusive by persuasion and working with the local community has been essential for us since the beginning. Whether it’s the custom-made amenities in your bathroom, the design of our space, or the handsome clothing worn by our people, we’ve gone the extra mile to use items made by some of the most creative and dynamic local designers and craftspeople.
A creative studio based in Thessaloniki and founded by architects Konstantinos Theodoridis and Eleni Papaevangelou in 2011, FORMrelated creates one-of-a-kind architectural and interior design experiences that surpass even the expectations of discerning clients such as usourselves.
This 3rd generation local pharmacy & laboratory is an excellent example of a thriving family business. True to its name borrowed from ancient Greek, Physis is synonymous with high-end natural products which we have the pleasure of carrying as our range of luxury bathroom amenities.
AMMA designs draw on the idea of a global state of culture as a source of inspiration for their collections. Their garments are defined by high quality and clean lines, resulting in simple and elegant outcomes – similar to The Modernist itself.
George Vavatsis is an established local artist and craftsman whose award-winning pottery work consists of utilitarian objects made of stoneware clay or porcelain – such as the ones he has designed especially for daily life at The Modernist Thessaloniki.
We have this narrative-driven design lab to thank for our branding and design. Combining their broad experience from the fields of architecture, exhibition staging, graphic design and academia, they have their eye on both form and content.
Kyriakos is a talented local young author and experienced bookseller of IANOS bookstores. He carefully curated the list of books you’ll find in our rooms and common areas.
Staking his claim to fame as co-founder of The Clumsies Bar – consistently in the top ten of the World’s 50 Best Bars- celebrated bartender Nikos is also the mastermind behind projects such as the Otto’s Athens Vermouth and The Clumsies Original Cocktails (found in your Modernist minibar). Taking his craft to new heights of creativity, Nikos has been a key player in driving bars as lifestyle destinations. His talent for signature recipes and his enthusiastic personality have earned him a string of awards, international acclaim and a coterie of fans clamouring for a seat at his bar and a taste of his magic touch.
This ethical designer brand founded in 2017 by Athenian designer duo Stella Panagopoulou and Valisia Gotsi is guided by deconstructivism, minimalism and a commitment to sustainability. Fashioned from natural fibres and over-worn garments, it tailored ready-to-wear collections are inspired by the fluid global culture of a nomadic generation. Expertly crafted, their creations showcase local talent, considered detailing and a timeless edge made to outlast trends – cut from the same cloth as The Modernist.
Spilios Christopoulos, a.k.a. Palov, has been spinning and mixing since he was all of 14. Since then his musical journey has been just as precocious. If he is not on the decks at a major European venue alongside the likes of Quantic, Nickodemus or Bonobo, then he might be found digging through crates from around the world, or lately, producing for his own label, Spang Recordings. A modernist with his finger on the pulse of the world and its past, luckily for us Palov’s heart lies in the sharing of good music, which will be filling our spaces and making our music buds tingle.
THE GREEK FOUNDATION
The Greek Foundation is an organization for Greek culture in a global world. It acts as a platform for the exchange and diffusion of Greek culture worldwide by promoting cultural production through all forms of creative expression, connecting artists to the world and providing new visionary perspectives. It aims, through all its activities, to explore and redefine the Greekness of things and be a global destination for Greek culture. They have been the curators of our Gallery in Thessaloniki and involved in many more aspects of enriching The Modernist experience.
Rhoeco is the brand behind our very own signature Modernist Tea Blend. They are an organic herbal tea company based in Thessaloniki, Greece. With respect to the principles of fair trade, ethical and organic food production, they have developed a network of certified organic smallholder family farms which supply them with raw dried herbs. Every product is produced locally and packed by hand with honesty and integrity.
KRAMA Studio is a brand specialising in high quality metallic products and constructions, founded by Billy Filippaios and Eva Kalogeropoulou. They are the artists and craftsmen behind the amazing Modernist Pens and many of the metallic structures in our hotel in Athens.
The brand CHOE was created a few years ago, in a small village on Corfu. There rose the vision of creating a line of natural products that would induce harmony to the senses while adding a touch of luxury to everyday life. They are inspired by ancient Greek culture, emphasizing on the elements that are preserved in the modern world as well. They use natural materials such as wood, fabric, glass and bronze, through a series of designs which reflect the entirety of four seasons.
The Kokkou sisters were always fascinated by creativity and design from a young age, and pursued their passions at University. Maria and Ilena joined forces, with their personalities and experiences perfectly complementing each other, and with both sharing the same vision: to create practical everyday products that bring life and vibrancy to our homes and that everyone can carry around the city, on holiday or down to the beach. Inspired by growing up in Greece, they wanted fashionable and practical products to match their everyday life. They designed and fabricated our lovely series of pouches and bags, which you can find at our shop.
PrintSin was created by Eva Theofanidis and is based in the center of Athens, Greece. Our curator of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints in The Modernist rooms and common spaces, Eva Theofanidis studied Fine Arts and has a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).
ERGON is a purveyor of premium quality products, sourced from small, independent suppliers and available in their delis along with a cuisine concept that delivers a delicious modern take on traditional Greek dishes.
Open Studio Ceramics
Specialising in progressive and experimental pottery, this Athenian studio by Haris Panousopoulos has designed our range of utilitarian objects made of stoneware clay, especially for daily life at The Modernist Athens.