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Multi Story Thinking

Dec 11, 2020

Elina is an interior designer, sustainability and wellbeing expert, and Director of Grigoriou Interiors.

With 18 years of experience in the commercial interior design sector, she has extensive knowledge of human-centric design to complement her natural creative talent and passion for sustainability.

She is an industry specialist in designing for wellbeing and author of Wellbeing in Interiors: Philosophy, Design and Value in Practice’ a practical guide that explores how interiors impact wellbeing.

I spoke to Elina via Zoom in early 2020, a few weeks into the first lockdown.

In this episode, we discover the importance of user-profiles and the role of empathy in the design process.

How space can support activity and how interiors impact the body, mind, and emotions.

The impact of ego on the design process.

And why, before getting to know your client you must get to know yourself.


Grigoriou Interiors

Design for Wellbeing

How to be a kick-ass Interior Designer

Come and join us on the Interior Design BA(Hons) course at the University of Plymouth.

Thanks to

Dave Clarke from @iamthehow ( for production support and invaluable advice in the setting up of this Podcast.

Kay Hanson ( for her planning support and co-hosting for these and our educational podcasts for the University of Plymouth

Mark Frith ( for composing the music and all your support and advice along the way.

I’d really like to hear your feedback on the podcast.  Leave a comment or get in touch via Instagram forster_jonathan