m.k.e was founded in 2014 by the textile designer magdalini.kleio.eftaxiopoulou.
Her passion for expressing her emotions through her designs and after screen-printing them on a variety of fabrics, led her to develop m.k.e. Her life project. A brand full of patterns specialized in limited edition silk scarves and unisex accessories.
Bold geometric shapes with abstract elements are mixed together to create contradictions and tell a story. They are sometimes based on black and white shades and other times on colourful combinations.
Her compositions seek inspiration in the Greek imaginaries: in the man-made architectural forms as well as in our natural environment, the land and the sea.
Pen, ink and tempera compose Magdalini’s primary artworks, although she often tries to embody other mediums such as ecolines, tissue and textured papers. She frequently uses photography to translate her understanding of space, either through the combination of layers or the development of small structures leading to three dimensional optical illusions, depths and textures.
These unique patterns are transferred digitally to a diversity of fabrics – greek silk, cotton, polyester – for the creation of the limited edition collections of the brand.
Magdalini received in 2013 her BA(Hons) in Printed Textiles from Edinburgh College of Art of the University of Edinburgh. Since then, she has participated in several group exhibitions in Scotland (Edinburgh & Glasgow) with Kalopsia Collective and she has completed two solo exhibitions in Athens,Greece.
Her work has been published in several magazines (Elle Greece, Elle Decoration Greece), online sites (The Greek Foundation, Popaganda, Athinorama, Inthecloset) and free press (Athens Voice) with the most significant one the artwork for the cover of Athens Voice magazine in 2017.
She has participated in competitions, in trade shows, she has worked as an external textile designer for other companies such as Terra Nation, creating custom designs for their collections and she has worked on projects creating custom made products for customers. Finally, she has worked with Citi Foundation in Greece twice for their corporate gift.