Margarita Malliri is an art jewellery designer and maker from Athens, Greece. She studied
architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and she then attended the
Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program of the NTUA "Research in Architecture: Architectural
Design - Space - Culture". Her interest for the small scale and the direct contact with the
produced object led her to the field of jewellery and the city of Florence.
She approaches jewellery as a storytelling media through which she seeks to explore the
aesthetic representation of culture in modern society. Her work proposes new narratives
and interpretations of familiar topics and is mainly inspired by the Greek mythology, folk art
and natural world. She believes that jewellery pieces act as symbolic objects that could carry
a story and that they eventually become personal reference points and companions. In the
Greek language the words jewellery [cosmima, κόσμημα] and world [cosmos, κόσμος] share
the same root. This relation forms her creative starting point, an attempt to understand the
world through jewellery.