Thingk is an interior planning and design studio. With a focus on hospitality, our approach is one of thoughtful consideration for inspiration and aesthetics, contemporary culture and attitudes; bespoke to the needs and narratives of each project, aiming to create holistic identities. Passionate about tailored interiors and high-end design, we believe that spaces should coexist harmoniously with their surroundings - ultimately, enhancing the emotional experience. Working closely with creative collaborators, we have contributed to a number of award-winning projects.
Located in the buzz of the Athenian historic & cultural triangle, The Editor Athens Hotel is designed by People Architecture Firm to offer the experience of a high quality services city hotel. We were approached by the Hotel team to create the FF&E design for the interiors of the hotel rooms, the reception area and the ground floor cafe & restaurant "The Publisher". Our approach is one of warmness, elegance and contemporary aesthetics, all seen though the layout and materiality of the spaces. The bedrooms and the reception area are styled with an eclectic mix of modern furniture, muted fabrics & minimal lighting. All the common areas and bedrooms are carefully curated with specially commissioned artwork by three Greek contemporary artists, as an interpretation of the building’s history, a former newspaper print house. "The Publisher" sets a strong backdrop for the hotel main entrance. An indoor covered patio with a bistro style cafe & restaurant is designed as a calm green oasis tucked away form the busy streets.
With incredible vistas of the Caldera Cliffs, Ikies are a wonderful gem in the Oia Traditional Village. Our approach to the interior planning and design was driven by the desire to create a relaxing tone to complement the natural beauty of the landscape. Drawing inspiration from the Caldera's colour palette and traditional craft culture, a strong nostalgic thread is woven throughout the hotel. A collage of refined textures, genres of furniture and commissioned artworks spill into the rooms, each bearing the identity of a a different traditional profession. The overall atmosphere is one of warmth and elegance.
The former island residence of an art collector offers a spectacular backdrop of endless blue water. Asked to create a sense of luxury, familiarity and serenity, our design intent was to build upon the home's illustrious history. Existing furniture are complemented by contemporary pieces and commissioned design objects; crisp white bathrooms are punctuated by bespoke iron accessories and marble trays. The atmosphere of The Vasilicos reflects the highly considered service concept by being an enchanting balance of the simple and complex.
An old mansion situated on an expansive historic property, Divercity Architects' respectful renovation and inspired extension was driven by the desire to create a dialogue between the past and present, giving life to once-in-a-lifetime hotel experience. The expansive property provides a serene setting for its guests with the outstanding gardens and the water breathing life to the whole property. Guest rooms exude comfort and personality, while praising the building's origins. We developed a narrative led by vintage pieces; meticulously sourced from the owners eclectic collection. Rigorous attention was paid to all details, resulting in a completely bespoke design that is both refined and functional. Commissioned artworks - curated by Double Decker, aim to emanate the richness of the hotel's gardens and the intriguing building's history, giving the guest a precious sense of place.
Once a tobacco merchant's house, the thoughtful restoration and extension of this contemporary hotel involved collaboration from its passionate owners. The design intent was to instill the rare neoclassical building with a sense of modernity, while maintaining a dialogue with a bygone era. We paid careful consideration to the relationship between contemporary hospitality at every touchpoint and inspirational place storytelling in the interiors. The result exudes an atmosphere of comfort and personality; offering the very best from a modern city hotel.
Divercity and Mplusm Architects' reinterpretation of traditional architecture, celebrates with a contemporary eye rather than competes, the iconic breathtaking views from the Santorinian Caldera. The immaculate quality of Grace's hospitality is reflected in the serene airy feeling of the interiors. Every object & texture and each tailored detail is a thoughtful and considered gesture, offering the absolute best of luxury and sophistication while enfolding guests in the deep, pure quality of Grace hospitality.
An immersive luxury experience on a property presiding over the Mykonian sea, Grace Mykonos was meant to become an iconic place, the first of Grace luxury hotels. The interiors portray a modern reading of traditional Cycladic style. Sophisticated yet airy, the atmosphere throughout the hotel is embraced by the majestic sea views which create a serene setting for its guests to enjoy a warm and relaxing experience.
Refurbishment of two apartments located at Anaktora, the royal quarters of Athens in Kolonaki. The interiors are designed around the concept of the juxtaposition of neutral finishes and materials with bold artwork pieces, eccentric objects and quirky moments thus addressing the “Good Life” culture of opulence & elegance with eclectic twists.
A new built house born for the owners’s art deco design collection. Our conceptual approach was based upon a celebration of a rare 50’s credenza, the absolute centrepiece of the house. The design details , the distinct colour pallets, the natural plastered walls and the carefully selected finishes & furniture pieces were in effect the reverberations of the client's beloved credenza, setting the custom made aesthetics to be the dominant characteristic and visual approach. The Collector's house is a holiday treasury den with bold artworks, sophisticated design pieces and loved artefacts flowing from the indoors through to the outdoors and then to the landscape. A variety of local sculptural rocks and stones were collected and arranged by the town masonry builder, creating an inimitable field of visions, allowing for a harmonious balance between the design eclecticism & the natural treasures of Kardamili village.
Redesign of a private neoclassical house in Messolonghi. The two floor family house carries a strong history which provided the foundation for the interior design strategy. The influence of the elegance of the past overlaid with contemporary accents of materials, pallets and finishes, telling the story of the house itself.
Hidden in the majestic fir forest of Parnassos, the sustainable revitalisation of this wooden chalet offers its family of four a space to retreat and recharge. Cueing inspiration from the locale, the interiors feature a warm palette that complements the framed vistas of fir trees. Thoughtful repositioning of the main entrance of the house, and the sequencing of rooms: a bathroom that appears to extend into nature, as well as a bright kitchen and dining room that spills into the living room to create a natural hub of the home. Carefully considered sustainable materials and processes continue the chalets dialogue with the surrounding natural world.
Situated on Kanari Street, the bustling heart of the Kolonaki area, this residential revitalisation project was headed by A2 Architects. Epitomizing an urban oasis, we referenced a warm monochromatic palette accented by pockets of darkness and greens, creating respite from the busy outside and indulging the need for relaxation. Mid-century modern furniture juxtaposed with contemporary bespoke items enhance individuality to the interiors. The personality and ambience of the apartment is both refined and homelike; an indulgent retreat for the busy urban dweller.
Leisure & Commercial
The rooftop restaurant of The Editor Athens Hotel, located in the heart of the city, is designed by thingk to establish a unique identity & to convey the Greek eating culture. The interior is a covered indoor yard, characterised by the long open kitchen & bar which provide the energy radiating throughout. Two long tables made from a single wood slab each & the the custom lighting installation are the centre pieces of the space, initiating the guest into the long-lasting Greek food sharing story under the bright natural light. The long row of the bench banquette is fitted with custom movable lights, rotating accordingly to suit the various table settings. The selected finishes & colour palette compose a balance between natural copper, timber and cotto-style tiles, creating a warm, cosy & friendly environment where the food is the hero.
Located on the top floor of the Onasis Cultural Centre in Athens, Hytra Restaurant and Bar is known for its two Michelin stars and title as one of the best restaurants in Greece. Divercity Architects drew inspiration from the distinctly Greek practice of spontaneous gatherings between strangers. This warmth is echoed in the central bar which serves as a dining area. Our aesthetic approach was derived from the restaurant's identity, based on the contemporary interpretation of the Greek cultural and gastronomical heritage. The composition of materials, textures and objects that populate the space balance the rough and refined, traditional and modern, culinary experience and cultural practice.
Situated in the historic pedestrian centre of Messolonghi Sacred Town, we were tasked with the brief to develop a new identity for a charming bistro. Referencing the effortless elegance of classic French style, a restrained palette of dusty blue with accents of black iron, bronze and chevron, set the tone. The story begins with the installation of a new corner facade, it continues to the interior along the 9 metre long bar and it's punctuated by an intimate arrangement of the twin banquette gallery. The juxtaposition of wine glasses suspended above a marble counter are a delightful prelude to a spiral staircase encased within a hand-crafted metal cage. The mezzanine facade is clad by seamless laser cut timber panels with inset bronze geometric details & backlit wine bottles. Reflecting its signature letter "Ω", the selected artwork for the banquette gallery walls act as the elegant end titles of this story.
Work in progress
Refurbishment of a four-storie office building to a 15 apartment city hub, located at the centre of Athens, in Mitropoleos Square, overlooking the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens through the majestic plane trees. The interiors are designed to combine the energy of the city buzz with a comfortable & inspiring hospitality experience.
Interior design of a new built villa overlooking the bay of Leno. Inspired by the rock formations scattered on the landscape around the building, we developed a concept design as if a dialogue among organic forms, minimalism & craftsmanship.
Interior design of a new built private residence in Athens. The interior is characterised by the sloped ceiling double height open space with the floating staircase, connecting the ground floor living & dining with the loft reading library. The concept design is setting the owners beloved oak timber to be the real protagonist in the space, emphasised by the vast amounts of natural light coming through the large windows.
Renovation of a private house at the foot of Penteli mountain in Athens. The moments of looking at the water through the fireplace, of looking at the sky from the marble outdoor sunken seating area, of dining with the view of the ancient pomegranate tree provided the contemporary visual identity and inspiration of the design elements, the furniture and objects.
Renovation of two houses to private holiday suites located at the scenic caldera in Fira, Santorini. Rock formations from the local landscape of the island and the volcano provided the visual identity & design inspiration of the space architectural elements, furniture and objects.