The Design Matrix is a design blog by Kalina Ntampiza, architect engineer and industrial designer who lives and works in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece.
Kalina, after completing her diploma in AUTH School of Architecture, continued her studies in Italy, obtaining a Masters degree in Industrial Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan. During her postgraduate studies at SPD she developed various projects under the guidance of gifted professors like Denis Santachiara and Huub Ubbens, collaborating with Giulio Cappellini and Deep Design office based in Milan.
Since her return in Greece she collaborates with various companies and architecture studios in diverse projects. Currently an adjunct lecturer and a PhD candidate in AUTH School of Architecture, her research is mainly focused on the aspect of interconnectivity of digital objects and the effects on the design discipline.
Her work as an architect and a designer has been published and awarded, taking part in exhibitions and workshops. She practices a wide interest in design, ranging from architecture and interior design to industrial design, graphic design, 3d modelling and digital art, embracing all aspects of design in everyday life.
She has a thing for the Matrix and white butterflies.