Alexis Georgacopoulos was born in Athens, Greece and currently lives and works in Lausanne, where he established his own design studio and acts as the Director at ECAL. From 2000 to 2008, Georgacopoulos was the head of the Industrial Design Department at ECAL where he initiated the participation of the department in important international fairs (Milan 2001 to 2007, Cologne 2004 to 2006) and set up international exhibitions (Milking Stool, Conductor's Baton, The Festive Kitchen). He also fostered collaborations with the likes of B&B Italia, Serralunga, Ligne Roset, Team by Wellis, Boffi, Christofle, Swarovski or Nestlé. During this period, the Industrial Design Department of the ECAL became one of the most acclaimed and influential in design education worldwide.
In his own practice, Alexis Georgacopoulos' designs are both functional and minimal, usually with humor as the counterweight to technology. He works in the fields of product design, furniture and exhibition design. He keeps his works conceptually "light" and goes to the essential while keeping the balance between function and emotion. His projects have been exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair, the London Design Museum and the Shanghai MOCA. In 2006, he received the prestigious Leenaards Foundation Cultural Grant.