MNP was founded in 2003 by Vasilis Marmatakis and Katerina Papanagiotou, who met while working together at advertising agency Upset. They’re based in Athens, Greece. We ask Vasilis what’s his opinion regarding globalisation and its effect on design. Is the local design culture losing it’s character because of that? As Vasilis studied in London we ask if he thinks it’s important to study abroad. Katerina studied in Athens and we wonder what is the difference between the two of them and how this is related to their work. We also talk about the current economic recession. What’s the situation like in Greece? Recorded at the European Design Awards 2010 in Rotterdam.