Spyros Kizis


The Designer


Spyros Kizis is a London-based product designer that has turned to, what he terms, ‘tangible nature’ for material inspiration. His defining series, to date, is the Artichair project where artichoke pulp is metamorphosed into furniture for everyday use.


In parallel with ongoing design projects and freelance work, Spyros collaborates with architects in Greece specializing in new public projects, residential and factory developments and revitalization of historic buildings. Spyros consults on design matters inlcuding interiors and bespoke furniture.


His work has been exhibited in Edinburgh, London, Milan, Ekaterinburg, Athens and Thessaloniki to date.


Spyros is currently collaborating with Schaffenburg to create an eco-friendly furniture series.

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  • The International Industrial Design Competition (Dromeas) 2013 – Third Prize for Natural Twin


  • Andrew Grand Award (University of Edinburgh) 2012 – nominated for the Materials Innovation Fellowship from The Arts Foundation – artichoke material



  • ORGATEC – Modern Office & Facility / Cologne / arti-collection


  • New Designers – The Exhibition For Emerging Design / London/ artichair lounge
    ECA Graduation Show / Edinburgh ECA/ artichair lounge + dining
  • Designing Creative Synergies – Dromeas Office Furniture / Thessaloniki / “natural twin” design
  • Wood In Product Design – Product Design Club / Ekaterinburg Russia / articollection (printed)
  • Milan Design Week – Designers Block / Milano – The Magazzini/artichair dining


  • New Designers – The Exhibition For Emerging Design / London/ lights