Yiannis Ghikas was born in Athens Greece. With his background encompassing Computer Science alongside Design, he employs functionality as the ultimate purpose of his designs while explores their potential emotive responses. He sees design as a process of satisfying needs either tangible or intangible.
His Monarchy stool has received the red dot design award (2009) and the German design award (2016).
His Soda tables for the italian brand Miniforms, entirely made of mouth blown Murano glass, got instantly the attention of the design world and won the archiproducts design award, the Azure magazine award, the Dezeen design award 2021, was selected for the ADI index and was a nominee for the Compasso D’oro 2022.
In 2018 he was selected to participate in a three-month design residency in Arita, Japan where he worked with the local potter’s community, a valuable experience, not only in design but also in cultural aspect.
He has worked with companies like Objekten (Belgium), miniforms (Italy), Hiro (Italy), convex (Greece), Sarandis group (Greece), the Industrial Gas Museum/Athens, Biocidetech (UK), Marubun (Japan). His work has been exhibited internationally.