Alexandra Koumba, Greek
Eye for Design, or i4D, was founded in 2003
by Alexandra Koumba as a boutique interior design office
and gallery space in Athens, Greece. An avid collector of 20th
century decorative arts, Koumba scours auction houses and galleries
during her global travels, looking for rare and original furniture pieces from
the 1930s to 1970s to create a platform for distinguished antiques that are presented
in the first Decorative Arts gallery in Greece for the first time. Known for her exceptional
taste and insightful perspective on modern art, Koumba and her gallery have been featured in
numerous Greek publications such Casa vogue, InStyle and Vogue. Although i4D is now the largest 20th
century design gallery in Athens, Koumba did not stop at that. To complement her eclectic antiques, the Greek designer
launched last year a modern jewelry and home décor line that got two trunk shows right after in Henri Bendel in NYC,
infusing her unique taste into wearable and moveable works of art. Koumba this year is the designer of the Jewellery & accessories for the Special Olympics that will be held in Athens next summer 2011, adding the title of
designer to her existing resume including entrepreneur, interior designer, trendsetter, and art consultant
"[I am] a multi-dimensional person. My passion for design and designing by integrating
the old with the new leads me to expanding my creation lines and diversifying,"
says the young designer, who has lived abroad in New
York, London and Milan before establishing her business in Athens.
Alexandra Koumba received her BA in communications at Boston University,
her design degree from Parsons the New School for Design in
New York, and her MBA at the Bocconi School of Management in
Milan. Koumba's reputable international education contributes
to her success in both designing and managing
her own business.