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ABOUT ME


 1984 As a child age 4, I would tear up images from furniture magazines and catalogs and run around the house placing them where I thought they belonged. I was a natural born interior designer. 

1984
As a child age 4, I would tear up images from furniture magazines and catalogs and run around the house placing them where I thought they belonged. I was a natural born interior designer. 

 2012 2012 was a year of a massive shift in consciousness for our collective community. For me, this manifested in creating 19 greek street, a gallery for sustainable design in London's Soho which was dedicated to leaving this world "a better place than I found it" (the gallery's official mantra). 

2012
2012 was a year of a massive shift in consciousness for our collective community. For me, this manifested in creating 19 greek street, a gallery for sustainable design in London's Soho which was dedicated to leaving this world "a better place than I found it" (the gallery's official mantra). 

 2014 Shortly after this work with Honi, I had a life-changing experience wilst visiting a temple in Bangkock. After meditating in the temple of Wat Arun, I heard a voice telling me to go meditate in my hotel: what followed was nothing short of extraordinary. I began moving spontaneously and uncontrollably, chanting in languages I had never heard before which I didn't understand.  It took me some time and some explorations to understand what had taken place.  I began to understand the power of temples, and their ability to hold a space of higher consciousness growth and deeper intelligence for us. 

2014
Shortly after this work with Honi, I had a life-changing experience wilst visiting a temple in Bangkock.
After meditating in the temple of Wat Arun, I heard a voice telling me to go meditate in my hotel: what followed was nothing short of extraordinary. I began moving spontaneously and uncontrollably, chanting in languages I had never heard before which I didn't understand. 
It took me some time and some explorations to understand what had taken place. 
I began to understand the power of temples, and their ability to hold a space of higher consciousness growth and deeper intelligence for us. 

 2015 Following another powerful ceremony with Shaman Honi Borden, I received a call to go to Mongolia to work on a couple of sustainable and evolutionary design projects.  Unexpected twists and turns arose on this unforgettable journey as traveling to the land where shamanism originated was a catalyst for me to be initiated as a shaman myself. 

2015
Following another powerful ceremony with Shaman Honi Borden, I received a call to go to Mongolia to work on a couple of sustainable and evolutionary design projects. 
Unexpected twists and turns arose on this unforgettable journey as traveling to the land where shamanism originated was a catalyst for me to be initiated as a shaman myself. 

 2015 One of the most unforgettable moments of my life: when I was asked to participate in a fashion show for a clothing brand made of yak fur in front of hundreds of yak herders 15 hours away from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.   

2015
One of the most unforgettable moments of my life: when I was asked to participate in a fashion show for a clothing brand made of yak fur in front of hundreds of yak herders 15 hours away from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. 
 

 2016 On my return from Brazil, I was recommended the work of Arizona-based shaman Kenneth Ray Stubbs. I completed the full 20 levels of his training in record time which have served as the basis for developing my own practise which I now teach and pass on to other students and clients. 

2016
On my return from Brazil, I was recommended the work of Arizona-based shaman Kenneth Ray Stubbs. I completed the full 20 levels of his training in record time which have served as the basis for developing my own practise which I now teach and pass on to other students and clients. 

 2017 Taking a break after a powerful ceremony at the ancient archaeological site of Monte-Alban, an Aztec site outside Oaxaca, Mexico. 

2017
Taking a break after a powerful ceremony at the ancient archaeological site of Monte-Alban, an Aztec site outside Oaxaca, Mexico. 

 2017 One of the most powerful Earth Oneness Ceremonies was held amidst the powerful vortexes of Sedona. In a most interesting twist, a letter was found just as we were beginning our ceremony, from a woman who had just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and who was asking for support during these difficult times.    

2017
One of the most powerful Earth Oneness Ceremonies was held amidst the powerful vortexes of Sedona. In a most interesting twist, a letter was found just as we were beginning our ceremony, from a woman who had just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and who was asking for support during these difficult times.  
 

 2007- Despite studying anything but interior design, I ended up starting as a junior in a studio in 2006 before launching my own practise in 2007, Montage Interior Design based in London's Soho.

2007-
Despite studying anything but interior design, I ended up starting as a junior in a studio in 2006 before launching my own practise in 2007, Montage Interior Design based in London's Soho.

 2014 In 2014, working with Shaman and healer Honi Borden unlocked a path of transformation for me. Our very deep-level explorations allowed me to to reach new depths and marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

2014
In 2014, working with Shaman and healer Honi Borden unlocked a path of transformation for me. Our very deep-level explorations allowed me to to reach new depths and marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

 2014 This experience led me, intuitively, to a meditation retreat in Nepal.  Opening this space of stillness and silence for 10 days allowed some important information and insight to land: my life needed to change drastically.  I made the decision to leave my busy London life, converted to Buddhism and made the decision to dedicate myself to a more spiritual and altruistic path.  

2014
This experience led me, intuitively, to a meditation retreat in Nepal. 
Opening this space of stillness and silence for 10 days allowed some important information and insight to land: my life needed to change drastically. 
I made the decision to leave my busy London life, converted to Buddhism and made the decision to dedicate myself to a more spiritual and altruistic path.  

 2015 From Mongolia came a call to Brazil.  A series of very odd circumstances led me to an unforgettable road trip with two other shamans and my first experience participating in creating light-portals on Earth. This was the official beginning of my work of bridging together the worlds of Heaven and Earth which then led to the work I do today. 

2015
From Mongolia came a call to Brazil. 
A series of very odd circumstances led me to an unforgettable road trip with two other shamans and my first experience participating in creating light-portals on Earth.
This was the official beginning of my work of bridging together the worlds of Heaven and Earth which then led to the work I do today. 

 2016 It was while working with Kenneth Ray stubbs that I first realised I could bring this newly developed energetic knowledge and capabilities to my work as an interior designer and create my practise which is today known as "The Sacred Art of Transformative Spaces".  In 2016 I also engaged in the "House Whisperer Academy" training of Christian Kiriacou in the UK, allowing me to reach a higher level of knowledge in the art of creating sacred spaces.  In this picture taken in 2015, Kazusiha Sadogawa, Editor-in-chief of a Japanese design publication commented whilst visiting my london exhibition " A moment in your space brings me back to myself". This would officially be the first time I "Interior Designed" a sacred space. Albeit unknowingly... 

2016
It was while working with Kenneth Ray stubbs that I first realised I could bring this newly developed energetic knowledge and capabilities to my work as an interior designer and create my practise which is today known as "The Sacred Art of Transformative Spaces". 
In 2016 I also engaged in the "House Whisperer Academy" training of Christian Kiriacou in the UK, allowing me to reach a higher level of knowledge in the art of creating sacred spaces. 
In this picture taken in 2015, Kazusiha Sadogawa, Editor-in-chief of a Japanese design publication commented whilst visiting my london exhibition " A moment in your space brings me back to myself". This would officially be the first time I "Interior Designed" a sacred space. Albeit unknowingly... 

 2017  It was through the work of the Earth Energy Project that I first connected to the power of Oneness and began to make this concept the center of my work.  Whether accessing it through temples or through the development of our own multi-dimensional capabilities, oneness is the place where our earthly being can meet our deepest intelligence, receiving the information it needs to lead a better live every day.   

2017
It was through the work of the Earth Energy Project that I first connected to the power of Oneness and began to make this concept the center of my work. 
Whether accessing it through temples or through the development of our own multi-dimensional capabilities, oneness is the place where our earthly being can meet our deepest intelligence, receiving the information it needs to lead a better live every day. 
 

 2007-2016 Over a period of 9 years, the studio completed over 500 projects from Houston to Shanghai, Dubai to Sao Paulo for clients such as Marc Jacobs, L'Oreal, Vivienne Westwood and more. 

2007-2016
Over a period of 9 years, the studio completed over 500 projects from Houston to Shanghai, Dubai to Sao Paulo for clients such as Marc Jacobs, L'Oreal, Vivienne Westwood and more. 

 2010 I began to understand energy work in 2010 when, following a difficult break up, I started working with my good friend and teacher Stephen Morallee, exploring his work Deetell. Deetell is a practise of sound and movement born from spontaneity and stillness which allows us to access our deepest intelligence and creativity.  Stephen also works as a multimedia artist, having recently launched www.3aspectphotography.com , a photography course for spiritual types. Here is an image he shot whilst practising Deetell in 2008. 

2010
I began to understand energy work in 2010 when, following a difficult break up, I started working with my good friend and teacher Stephen Morallee, exploring his work Deetell. Deetell is a practise of sound and movement born from spontaneity and stillness which allows us to access our deepest intelligence and creativity. 
Stephen also works as a multimedia artist, having recently launched www.3aspectphotography.com , a photography course for spiritual types. Here is an image he shot whilst practising Deetell in 2008. 

 2015 Despite leaving London, I kept the gallery, 19 greek street, maintaining it first as a source of income but also as a space which would continue to host inspiring events of a spiritual nature.  Here I am with Sister Dadi Jayanti, one of the many spiritual figures to hold an event in the space. 

2015
Despite leaving London, I kept the gallery, 19 greek street, maintaining it first as a source of income but also as a space which would continue to host inspiring events of a spiritual nature. 
Here I am with Sister Dadi Jayanti, one of the many spiritual figures to hold an event in the space. 

 2015 It was in Brazil that I first realised my fascination for crystals and sacred stones, recognising their role in helping us bring light and developing the vibratory frequency of our planet. 

2015
It was in Brazil that I first realised my fascination for crystals and sacred stones, recognising their role in helping us bring light and developing the vibratory frequency of our planet. 

 2017 In 2017, Kenneth Ray Stubbs and I developed the Earth Energy Project, a series of powerful Earth Energy ceremonies held across the world on sacred sites and famous landscapes. The aim was to help support the Earth in its own development, while also supporting our own and kicking off a transformation process for ceremony participants. 

2017
In 2017, Kenneth Ray Stubbs and I developed the Earth Energy Project, a series of powerful Earth Energy ceremonies held across the world on sacred sites and famous landscapes. The aim was to help support the Earth in its own development, while also supporting our own and kicking off a transformation process for ceremony participants. 

 2017 The first Earth Oneness ceremony was held on the Island of Gavdos Greece in June 2016. 

2017
The first Earth Oneness ceremony was held on the Island of Gavdos Greece in June 2016. 

 2017 A moment of spontaneous oneness in the lead-up to the Earth Oneness Ceremony in Oaxaca Mexico. A massive group hug on the streets of this colourful city.   

2017
A moment of spontaneous oneness in the lead-up to the Earth Oneness Ceremony in Oaxaca Mexico. A massive group hug on the streets of this colourful city. 
 

 2018 The final step of the Earth Energy Project was ceremony following an 8 day climb of mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest point in Africa.   

2018
The final step of the Earth Energy Project was ceremony following an 8 day climb of mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world and the highest point in Africa. 
 


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THE ALCHEMY OF SPACE

We owe it to the fields that our houses will not be the inferiors of the virgin land they have replaced. 
We owe it to the worms and the trees that the buildings we cover them with will stand as promises of
the highest and most intelligent kinds of happiness. 
-Alain DeBotton

 
 

We are different people in different spaces. 

If I asked you to write down the five places that have had the strongest impact on you, what would they be? Famous monuments? Temples? Hotels?

Here's some help. You probably felt more inspired visiting Paris' Sacré-Cœur Basilica than a roadside fluorescent-lit McDonald's, for instance. Perhaps it was the Louvre, or the Acropolis. Or a special hotel that appeared as an oasis at just the right time. The world is full of places with the power to transform our lives.

For the past five years, I have been trying to sell sustainable, experimental and progressive design to anyone who would listen - and I promise it hasn't been easy. Some worry that opting for sustainability is more expensive, less stylish and less convenient. 
What I have realised is this: when people feel good about themselves, they naturally want to do good. That leads me to explore a very different dimension of sustainability, one related to personal growth and development. The more we develop a sense of inner peace, the more likely we are to extend compassion and kindness to the world around us. In my case, I often credit a ten-day meditation retreat in Nepal for being the main catalyst for my decision to pursue a career devoted to sustainable lifestyle, even if it meant sacrificing financial security. Diving into ourselves and leaving behind social constructs connects us with the part of ourselves that genuinely only wants to do good, because fundamentally, human beings are good.

 

THE SACRED ART OF TRANSFORMATIVE SPACES
If buildings such as the Sacré-Cœur can make us feel inspired, peaceful and connected, what enables this and how do we get more of it?

First of all: aesthetics. The Sacré-Cœur was designed by famous architect Paul Abadie in 1875 and is still revered as one of the world's most striking monuments, nearly impossible to approach without being impressed by its physicality and grandeur.

Another significant point is the intention of the space. The driving force behind the Sacré-Cœur was a collective aim to create a monument representing spiritual renewal for French society, which had been divided since the revolution ended some 100 years earlier. Interestingly, it is the only church in the world that has records indicating there have been people praying at its pews 24 hours a day, seven days a week, since its inception.
 
What if we could find these attributes (stunning architecture, a sacred quality and a focused intention) in spaces that we interact with on a daily basis, rather than those we only visit occasionally? What would happen if we lingered, or even slept, ate, worked and lived in sacred spaces?

'The Sacred Art of Transformative Spaces' (SATS), my newly developed design philosophy, aims to answer these very questions, by uniting aesthetics, sustainability, spatial energy and intention to support personal growth.

1. FORM AND AESTHETICS

Through a careful choice of colours, objects, furniture and materials, we create a sense of deep connection with visitors, attempting to resonate with their core values while favouring authenticity over self-indulgent luxury. For instance, when designing the design café for last year's Art of Progress, I chose colours, textures and shapes reminiscent of a majestic natural landscape I had experienced in rural Mongolia. In the apartment above the café, I added light pink tones to the walls for a friendlier feel.

2. SUSTAINABILITY

If spaces can inspire us, so can objects, processes and the people behind them. As a curator, I have always been interested in works from designers who push aesthetic and material boundaries while questioning the state of the world and how to improve it. Furniture and objects that are both stylish and ethically made are becoming increasingly available to us. Connecting to these fuels our own innate creativity and resourcefulness. Every piece holds an energetic vibration, so pieces that are born from a sense of exploration, optimism and yearning for progress will communicate those values to visitors.

3. SPATIAL ENERGY

According to the principles of quantum physics, we are energy. When looking into our composition, we find that everything in the universe is made of atoms consisting of moving energy waves. This explains our interconnectedness, but also the fact that we are sensitive to each other and to our surroundings. Some people have more attractive energies than others, and we also feel the energy of spaces. ('You could cut the tension in this room with a knife,' people often say.)

4. INTENTION

Everyone involved in the creation of a transformative space must align themselves with one intention and communicate it clearly to visitors. Very often, when people are made aware of the sacred nature of a space, a shift occurs in them before even arriving. When tourists visit a grand mosque in Egypt, they enter with a specific mindset, making them more sensitive to energies.

Spaces can bring about transformation through energy, in the same way that esoteric healers do. A well-known practice is Feng Shui, which dates back to nearly 4000 BC. While some of its principles are integrated in my practise, the main element is a process called "Space Whispering". Developed by my teacher Kenneth Ray Stubbs, it uses intention, energy transmission and sacred stones. Space Whispering is widely practised and users have reported numerous results relating to growth, abundance and conflict resolution.

ENTRAINMENT

These four aspects unite to create intelligent spaces that affect guests on an emotional level, eventually triggering transformation. This is a result of an energetic transmission process that is commonly referred to in science as "entrainment", whereby two oscillating systems assume the same frequency or rhythm when they interact.

Picture a table full of metronomes. If at the start the metronomes are all ticking at different beats, they will soon synchronise and tick at the same rhythm. This is what happens energetically with visitors in sacred spaces.

   A table full of metronomes all ticking at different beats will soon synchronise and tick at the same rhythm. This is what happens energetically with visitors in sacred spaces.

A table full of metronomes all ticking at different beats will soon synchronise and tick at the same rhythm. This is what happens energetically with visitors in sacred spaces.

We have established that a space can indeed affect our development. What, then, would a 'sacred transformative space' look like? Perhaps comfortable and stylish Danish sofas and armchairs restored by a social enterprise tables made of reused beads by London-based Czech duo Studio deFORM; a lamp made of recycled tent materials by the talented and visionary Merel Karhof; old discarded tables and school chairs colourfully and artfully up-cycled by Markus Friedrich Staab.

The projects in the repertoire on this website will give you a good idea of the look and feel of these spaces, aiming to live up to the highest standard of interiors around. But to really capture the transformative feel of the space, you will need to actually linger in one of these spaces. 

So how do we start to harness the power of sacred spaces?

Start by sitting in peace for a moment and, perhaps with a meditative tea, reflecting on the spaces that have made you feel your best, perhaps making a list. Then, the next time you visit a new place, take a moment to gauge how you feel. Spend more time in spaces that resonate with you and avoid those that don't. Pay attention to the attributes of these spaces, and think of how you could integrate these into your own home.

You can also check out my social media (InstagramFacebook and and this website), which I update on a regular basis to share easy and stylish ways of achieving this philosophy.

Indeed the world today needs more temples. not for worshipping, but for eating, sleeping, working and making love. 

 

Enchantment awaits. 

Marc Peridis