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Meet the Designer: Izabela Katafoni

Find out more about Studio Origami’s Izabela Katafoni


Izabela Katafoni is a Certified Passive House Designer with a passion for sustainable living, designing inspiring homes that are practical, affordable and contribute to our well-being.

Izabela treats homes as ecosystems. Taking a holistic approach to integrate elements of their functionality, aesthetics and structure, Izabela pairs them together in a biophilic design that enhances connection between people and their environment.

Darlington – Studio Origami

Darlington – Studio Origami

Her European background forms a solid base for her understanding on how to design efficiently and with purpose.

“Living in a 54sqm apartment has taught me to be very creative with a space we had, creating zones and areas that were multi defined and interchangeable”.

She established Studio Origami in 2014 and has developed a passion for modular technology and the importance of the cost-effective solutions in the residential industry.

Izabela has designed her own home with Structural Insulated Panels, which has won multiple Design and Building Industry awards. The process of building a high performing home that uses the Energy recovery system and PassiveHouse principles gave her exceptional technical knowledge and insight into panel construction.

Darlington – Studio Origami

She now wants to share her knowledge with her clients and help to educate them on smarter choices – with a belief that sustainable design is for everyone and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Find out more about Studio Origami here.