Stavros Papayiannis, Stage Design Office leaders stamp

Stage Design Office is one of the first multi-discipline studios in Greece, boasting an impressive array of commissions in various fields, such as interiors, graphic design, architecture, advertising, fashion, public installations, exhibitions, art and photography. «We have always been interested in having an overall approach in whatever we do», says Stavros Papayiannis, creative director and one of the office’s co-founders, the other being George Kyriazis.

The only way one can realise the extent of their creativity is to leaf through the Stage Design Office portfolio, which is full of works so different from one another that they defy almost any categorisation. «We like doing a lot of very different things», says Papayiannis. «We don’t want them to be connected but with a very secret thread. Instead of an obvious form, we are more interested in aesthetics».

The Stage Design Office motto is a verse by poet Ezra Pound, «This is not a work of fiction nor yet of one man». Each project is commensurate to the exact needs of the client, so that it can be easily used and well maintained. «By principal, we want to make each client an ‘accomplish in crime’, for this is the only way he will be able to understand and manage the product he gets from us», says Papayiannis. Having studied Medicine, he is self-taught in what he does and enjoys going with the flow. According to him, this is the way for the Stage Design Office as well.


  • Direction & Post Production: Alexis Skoulidis
  • Camera – Director of Photography: George Georgoulakis (
  • Production Sound Mixer: Aris Mystridis
  • Grooming: Roula Lymperopoulou
  • Interview & Texts: Paris Kormaris
  • Project Manager: Agapi Tsakpinoglou