Marion Koubouri, designer, BA.

Marion studied Textile Design at the Manchester University. Her designs have won several awards in European competitions the most significant being a bursary from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in the U.K. She travelled to Japan, Indonesia and Thailand to study the “Traditional Methods of Fabric Decoration”. This project won The Alyson Leslie Associates Award, from the RSA in 1998.

She worked for many years as free-lance designer, creating collections for furnishing textiles and home apparel. From 1999 to 2004 she worked as Head of the Creative Department at IONIA Porcelain in Greece.

In 2004 she established her own Design Studio in Athens, designing tableware, furnishing fabrics, wallpapers and carpets. Working closely with many companies in Greece, including KENTIA, IONIA Porcelain, VAMVAX, and abroad such as Ercuis&Raynaud-Paris (tableware), KA International-Spain (white linen), AS Creations-Germany (wallpaper), Mikasa Tabletop-New York.

In 2013 she co-founded IDISTI-Greece with a twist, a Greek company which designs and produces everyday objects and gifts of unique design inspired from Greek history from ancient to present times.

Awards

1993    The Textile Society Banner Competition, U.K. – 1st Prize

1st  prize for designing the banner of The U.K Textile Society

1994    Bradford Textile Society Open Prize Scheme, U.K.

The Clothworkers’ Foundation Award for fashion fabrics

1994    Cimara Design Competition in conjunction with the Royal Armouries Museum, U.K.

3rd  prize for designing silk scarves for the Royal Armouries Museum

1995    Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards, U.K.

The Bute Fabrics Ltd Award

1st class award and bursary from the Royal Society of Arts in the U.K., for studying in Japan

1995    Awards at the New Designers Exhibition, U.K.

The Forbo-Nairn Ltd Flooring Design Award

1st prize at the New Designers for designing floors for Forbo-Nairn Ltd.

1998    RSA Design Awards, U.K.

The Alyson Leslie Associates Award

1st prize at the Royal Society of Arts, UK, for the project “Traditional methods of

decorating fabric in Japan”

Exhibitions

1993   The Textile Society Banner Competition

Withworth Art Galleries, Manchester, U.K.

1995    Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards

The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, U.K., and turing exhibition around the U.K.

1995    The New Designers Exhibition

Business Design Centre, London, U.K.

1998    Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards

The Gallery, RSA, London, U.K.

2008    HEIMTEXTIL, Frankfurt

Exhibition of original artwork for printed home fabrics & wallpapers

2008    AMBIENTE, Frankfurt

Exhibition of original artwork for tableware