Marilena Rizou

Interior designer, Athens, Greece.

What keywords define the Human Heritage concept for you ?
Respect and appreciation for creativity and uniqueness.

Who are you ? What is your job ? What is your expertise ?
I am an interior designer based in Greece. I specialize in designing summer houses in the Greek islands. I have recently designed a few boutiques and an online shop which is my new obsession.

What is your favorite art ?

What was your last purchase ?
I bought a beautiful Balenciaga men’s backpack for myself.

What is your hidden talent ?
I do most of my work on site. I have spent so much time on construction sites that I think I almost know how to built anything. I hate drawing. I like the real thing.

What was the last book and/or movie that took you away ? And why ?
Tangled. It is a movie for children but I loved it. I now have two small children so no time for grown up books..

What is your favorite museum ?
De young museum in San Francisco

What is the experience and the journey that has transformed you ?
First my work. I built my personality and became who I am while evolving through my work. Then, creating a real family of my own. I never imagined anything could make me so happy.

What is favorite your city or neighborhood ?
My neighborhood, the center of Kifissia in Athens and London. Especially the neighborhood between Knightsbridge and South Kensington.

What is your dream vacation ?
Right now Skiing.. Enough with the summer

In your opinion, think the world would be better if… :
There was less pollution and more recycling.



Provide craftspeople the opportunity to promote their exceptional expertise. Harbor people and companies that appreciate this art at its true extent. Keep the memory of the history, the materials, and the methods. Restore the product to its status of singularity and uniqueness. Catalyze, promote and ensure the sustainability of this Heritage of Humanity.