ntilit was founded in 2010 by Natalia Roumelioti, and is a project based design studio dedicated to the creation of wearable sculptures and mixed media installations while aiming to untackle social norms around the notion of body and space.
ntilit's mission is to create versatile sculptures with a potential of a performative experience which invites the public to uncover concealed aspects of perception. The metaphor throughout the work is the transformation of preconceived ways of perception into anew. The invisible may become visible after a timeless gaze to it and when ready to make the shift in your perception. It is a process of gaining and loosing trust on what your eyes process, towards a reality that is flipped or tweaked.
Ntilit's exploration of different materials and techniques is constantly evolving, while challenging preconceived ideas of “body to space”, interaction and welcoming a ritual of the senses. The old and the new in conjunction with the handcrafted and the high‐tech fabricated add to the potential of a new type of design: a design that intends to be celebrating the ritual of the senses along with the experience of slowing down during that interaction. Each sculpture is unique and crafted as a one‐off design for a specific context and are brought into existence through human acts, such as dance, speech and song.
Natalia is a designer, with background in architecture living in NYC. She is the founder & designer of NTILIT and also the co-founder & creative director of RUHO Design. Her work has been noted through competitions, publications and exhibitions internationally and at venues such as the PS-1 MoMA, Queens Museum, SiTE:LAB, BHQF, Reverse, Chashama, Watermill Center, Carnegie Hall. She studied architecture at NTUA of Athens (1999-2005), then she pursued a Master in Design/Space/Culture at the NTUA (2008), and later on a Master on Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University in NY (2009).