Meet the cat is an independent jewelry and object design brand based in Athens, Greece. Ioanna Koulouri, the designer behind the brand employs technology alongside hand finishing techniques for her designs. She launched her first collection in 2005 and since then her collections were exhibited in many stores and galleries in Greece and abroad, she has participated in various exhibitions and has cooperated with designers on synergic projects. Ioanna was born in Athens and raised in a creative family. From a very young age she loved tools, materials and techniques. She studied Statistics at the University of Piraeus and worked in advertising for a few years until she decided that she had to fulfill her need for creativity in order to be happy. So she left her job, audited art courses and in 2005 she designed her first jewelry collection under the name MEET THE CAT, a nod to her first beloved pet! The common characteristics of MEET THE CAT‘s collections are geometry and minimalistic aesthetic. The designer behind the brand is trying to balance the similarity and contrast of elements and she creates conceptual collections based each time on a theme that expresses her mood and aesthetics.