John Stefanidis is a world renowned and much sought after interior designer with a prestigious, international clientele. If there is such a thing as a John Stefanidis ‘look’ it would combine a bold and original use of vibrant colour, an eclectic and cosmopolitan aesthetic, great sensitivity to elegant proportions and the client’s requirements and, above all, great comfort with style.
Born in pre-war Alexandria and educated in Egypt, John moved to the UK to study at Oxford University. After several years in advertising both in London and Milan, his shift towards a career in interior design began after he renovated a 16th Century house on the Greek island of Patmos in the Dodecanese.
In 1967, he established his architecture and interior design practice from a studio in Chelsea, London since when he has maintained the highest standards of creativity and design. He has worked with many prominent interior designer, for example: with Anthony Collett, one of the principals of Collett-Zarzycki Ltd, a 25 year old London-based architectural design practice.
John Stefanidis Brands Limited specialises in the architectural and interior design of both residential properties and hotels across the globe, maintaining long-term relationships with their clients. His interior design projects are characterized by elegance, luxury and magnificence. John Stefanidis is known for his great selection of furniture and decoration elements. He always chooses the finest pieces made of high-quality materials.
In the course of designing the interiors of his clients’ houses, John has also created original fabric and furniture ranges which have been influenced by his many travels and his renowned eye for ergonomic design and bold colours.
Further useful biographical and design information can be found in his books: “Rooms – Design & Decoration”, “Living by Design”, “John Stefanidis Designs”, “An Island Sanctuary: A House in Greece”. John Stefanidis also shares his knowledge and passion for design on his blog: The Developed Eye.