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My name is Margianna Dragoumanou, I am the founder and designer of the silk scarves collection MagnaDi. My aim is to draw contemporary designs full of color that reflect the passion for Greek art, culture and history. Given the place I grew up, Nafplio; a seaside town with strong historical element, I learnt from early age to give value to nature and cultural traditions, and love color blue.
After completing my bachelor degree in Business Administration in Greece, I continued my studies in the UK. I finished successfully my master degree in Marketing and Management, and then I jumped at the opportunity to follow Design studies at the University of the Arts in London. Best choice ever!
During my studies in London, I was given the chance to work side to side with a well known independent Londoner artist, and later for a prestigious interior design company in Chelsea. Inspired by this work environment, in addition to the influence of my artistic mother who is drawing on silk, I was motivated to indulge in my creative need to make something unique and colorful. A need to combine cultural references, passion for history and myths, nostalgia for the past, in a contemporary and fashionable yet way producing something authentic, true to my Greek heritage and the greek summer.
The production takes part at the northern part of the country, in Soufli. Back in the days, Soufli was a well known region for the textile companies and the manufacturers of Greek silk. Today, there is only one business of textile mill which produces silken fabrics, and has all the equipment needed for digital printing.
And like this, MAGNADI was born.