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Andriana Nassou

MA work


In biology Symbiosis is a close mutually beneficial interaction between two different organisms.

The air we breathe in the places we live and work, is often 5 to 10 times more noxious than walking on the street. Prolonged exposure to high CO2 levels negatively affects our physical and mental state. Symbiont is a system that fosters the growth of micro algae to purify the air of indoor spaces based on the idea of symbiosis. Using sunlight as the energy, micro algae Chlorella Vulgaris consume carbon dioxide, essential to their growth. As a by-product they release oxygen into the air, essential for our breathing. Symbiont is a living object that explores a future where our everyday life is interconnected with micro-organisms by creating mutually beneficial relationships.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Global Innovation Design, 2018

  • Athens-born and London-based multidisciplinary designer and creative thinker. Taking inspiration from the symbiotic relationships between organisms in the natural world, I use innovative technologies and materials to repurpose waste and reconnect people with their surroundings. 

  • Degrees

  • Bsc Product and System Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Work In Progress, RCA, 2017 & 2018; Ubicomp Conference, Hawaii, 2017
  • Awards

  • European Product Design Award, Category: Leisure and Travel, 2018; Winning Team, Hackathon organized by General Electric, 2017; Bronze Medal, Cradle to Cradle Design Award, 2016
  • Conferences

  • Towards Interactive Mindfulness, Ubicomp, 2017 Conference