Expert of the Week: Elina Grigoriou – “You don’t have to compromise on style to achieve sustainability”
Our Expert of the Week Elina Grigoriou is passionate about sustainable design for commercial spaces.
In addition to having an eye for aesthetics, Elina is also an expert on the technical side of sustainability.
“Unusually for an Interior Designer, I’m a RICS Ska Rating Development Partner and assessor, which means I’m at the heart of the latest industry developments and initiatives regarding sustainability and as such able to provide solutions based on the latest knowledge. I’m also an expert in wellbeing in interiors – turning indoor spaces into positive influences on individual people, businesses and society.”
Elina believes that you don’t have to compromise on style to achieve true sustainability – or vice versa. They are integral parts of the same solution, she says.
Elina finds inspiration everywhere.
“The essence of a project is defined by our clients’ needs and their vision. From there, design solutions are informed by things that have inspired me – and that could be a postcard, theatre tickets, poison ivy or graffiti on a wall.”