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Interview with Thomas Mylonas, Winner of Europe’s Young Entrepreneurs 2007 and CEO of 3 companies

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I am personally interested in the stories of people starting up a company, why they did take the change, what did make them make the jump etc.

Today, I talked to Thomas Mylonas (20 Mar 1982, Netherlands, born in Greece), Owner and CEO of 3 companies Crux Group, Dot Kite and Loggia Import.

Thomas Mylonas is one of the most influential designers and entrepreneurs of his generation.

At 27, he has already influenced and inspired others through a wide range of disciplines & media; creating everything from chairs, household objects, advanced footwear concepts, consumer electronics, Hotels and Bar-Restaurants.

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In 2007, Business Week announced that Thomas Mylonas, founder of the successful design brand Dot Kite, has been selected as the winner of the Europe's Young Entrepreneurs 2007 competition. This award is an annual recognition for the most promising young business minds.

Earlier this year, Thomas Mylonas was nominated and published by the leading design magazine "Square-Mag" as the most influential designer of this year.

Born in Athens, his collective inspiration gathered from his early years spent traveling across Europe, paid dividends when he relocated to Rome to study Industrial Design.

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When the globally renowned footwear company FILA offered a position in their newly developed Advanced Design Department, Mylonas relocated to Montebelluna. It was during this reflective period spent at the foot of the Italian Alps, that he conceived the Dot Kite Brand.

Although his educational roots rest within design, Mylonas' ability is fueled by his passion for entrepreneurship; a willingness to contribute, creating more sensational and emotional living and working environments.

In less than one year Dot Kite opened 3 offices iin major European capital cities, Amsterdam Athens Rome.

Thomas Mylonas, with his arrival in Amsterdam The Netherlands, has initiated a new company under the brand Loggia Import. Loggia imports premium quality wines from Italy and Argentina and Extra virgin olive oil from Greece. With Loggia, Mylonas expands his entrepreneurial activities in other fields and sectors with success.

Dot Kite

Dot Kite was conceived in 2005, in the shadows of the Italian Alps. It was schooled in the art of fine furniture and SoHo related products, as exquisitely dimensional as its homeland: the brand assumed boldness from its mountainous landscape, its fluidity from the Mediterranean coast.

The brands of the Dot Kite Group, all with their own personal identity, are linked by the same philosophy, which distinguishes itself for a well-balanced mix of tradition and modernity, high quality, creativity and functionality.

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The high standard of quality met by the products is guaranteed by the strong craftsmanship involved in every and each phase of the production: every product is crafted with techniques of the highest skilled handcraftsmanship. After various production steps and control phases the product is destined to become an exclusive and distinguishable object.

Loggia Import

Loggia Import is specializing in Premium quality Prosecco and still wines and High quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Crux Group
Crux Group is the core of Mylonas' activities. Crux Group is the main vehicle from where Mylonas invests in different projects, ventures and companies with the goal to bring quality to people's daily lives. The aim of Crux Group is to encourage entrepreneurship, assist to the development and growth of ventures across the entire range of productive activity, and to combine the most cutting edge technologies with the refined wisdom of the old times.

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