JURY

The assessment approach for the Dibla Design Awards is unmatched in the country. The prizes are awarded to projects and designers from all over the country by a prestigious international jury. It consists of prominent Bulgarian and foreign designers, architects, lecturers from the most prestigious institutes in Europe, emblematic representatives of the business circles, people with proven taste, authority and public reputation. The members are recognized and highly appreciated experienced experts from three continents, coming from Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Ukraine and Venezuela. This guarantees the high level of the competition and the prestige of the awards, making the Dibla Design Awards the most significant awards in Bulgaria in the field of interior design.

 

Luciano Pagani and Angelo Perversi

designers, lecturers, Italy

Luciano Pagani and Angelo Perversi met in the 80's and together they founded Pagani & Perversi Studio, uniting their common interests and rich experience in the field of architectural and light design. P & P Studio works together with a number of world-famous Italian and foreign companies, such as Molteni & C, FLOS, SKITSCH, Fontana Arte, SLAMP, Fr…
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Hasegawa Aoi

designer, lecturer, Japan

Hasegawa Aoi graduated in Architecture and construction from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and began her professional career at the Fuji Television Network in Tokyo. There she was developing the stage designs. Later, Hasegawa moved to Italy and got Master’s degree in Domus Academy in 2005. Since 2006 she has been living and working in Milan, coll…
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Francesca Perani

architect, designer, educator, Italy

She cooperated with design and project studios in Belgium, Australia, UK and Italy. Her activities range from interior design to interactive graphic design and digital activism. Her approach is based on experimentation and research. Since 2007 she owns and runs Francesca Perani Enterprise Studio, offering interior architecture, design and art direc…
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Christian Duyckaerts

President of FESPA, Belgium

Mr. Duyckaerts is FESPA's 17th President. He joined the Board of FESPA in 2002, representing the Belgian printing trade association Febelgra, where he presides over the screen and digital workgroup. He is also Managing Director and founder of Retail Communicators, a visual communications specialist delivering brand retail solutions from concept and…
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Radina Gesheva

architect, Bulgaria

Graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy – Sofia, specialty Architecture. Founder of one of the first private architectural bureaus in Bulgaria. Works in areas such as: Architecture, Spatial Design, Scenography, Product Design and Interior Design. Has numerous projects implemented in different cities in Bulgaria …
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Plamen Bratkov

architect, Bulgaria

He graduated from University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy – Sofia in 1998, majoring in Architecture. In 2004 he founded "Aedes Studio" Ltd. It authored iconic buildings, including Jacqueline, Q Centre, Urban Model, Red Apple, private and public interiors. Since 2004 he is a lecturer at UACEG, Department of Public Buildings. One of…
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Mihnea Ghilduș, PhD

product designer, Romania

Formed as product designer at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, dr. Ghilduș continued his education at the Academy of Arts and Design in Stuttgart, Germany, where he got his MA in Integral Studies. In 2014 he received his PhD in medical design, at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, where he lectured for 8 years. In 2012 he starte…
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Artem Zverev and Arthur Sharf

architects, Ukraine

After meeting in the National University of Kiev, where they both studied architecture, in 2010 Artem Zverev and Arthur Sharf founded YoDezeen Studio. The two young architects already have solid experience in designing solutions for a variety of residential and public projects, both in Kiev and far beyond their home country – restaurants, office sp…
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Alin Dobrescu

architect, Romania

Alin Dobrescu is a Romanian architect who graduated "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest – Architecture Master. He has previously graduated Architecture training with prof. arch. M. Meilleur at Ecole d'Architecture Liege Belgique. He is a founding member of the Chamber of Architects in Romania and a member of RNA -  Nati…
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Ilian Milinov

designer, Bulgaria

Ilian Milinov graduated with a degree in Interior and furniture design from the University of Forestry in 1996. In the late 1990s he worked as a chief designer at Interservice Uzunov and in 2000 joined ORT Jsc. His model Seattable won the TOP TEN Award and Chair of the Year Award at Promosedia in Italy, First prize for innovation at The Best of Neo…
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Valentin Vodev

architect, Bulgaria

Valentin Vodev lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (MA Industrial Design) and at the Royal College of Art (MA Design Products). He founded his design studio in 2010, and the VELLO BIKE company in 2013. He makes products for sustainable transportation, furniture, lighting, as well as designs for…
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Vladislav Kostadinov

architect, Bulgaria

Graduated from the University of Architecture, Construction and Geodesy, Sofia, has Master’s degree in the Design of historic cities from the University of Naples Federico II. Jury member in numerous prestigious competitions, including A 'Design Competition and Awards, Como, Italy, 2017 and Sofia Architecture Week, 2013. Selected as expert in the A…
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Prof. Dr. Vasil Zhivkov

lecturer, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr Zhivkov is a lecturer in the Department of Interior and furniture design at the University of Forestry, Sofia, and in the Department of Interior and architecture design at the University of Architecture, Construction and Geodesy, Sofia. He is the author of more than 120 scientific and popular science publications, and has published a textb…
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Orlin Davchev

architect, lecturer, Bulgaria

Lecturer in the Department of  Interior and Design for the architecture at the University of Architecture, Construction and Geodesy, Sofia, and since 2016 a Vice-dean of Educational Activities. In 2005, Assoc. Dr. Arch. Orlin Davchev, together with Maria Davcheva, founded the architectural studio MIODESIGN. As a co-author he is a winner of seven aw…
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Kaloyan Todorov

CEO of Sofia Event Center, Bulgaria

Co-owner and CEO of the Special Events Group (SEG), a leading provider of specialized services for the event industry in Bulgaria. SEG offers its clients the full package: from technical equipment, decoration, comprehensive concepts for events organizing, furniture rental to the most up-to-date event venue in Sofia – SEC. Mr. Todorov graduated in M…
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Ivo Dimitrov

representative of Dibla, Bulgaria

Graduate of the National Cultural Studies Complex (Gorna Banya) later in Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" with a Master's degree in sinology. He has specialized at the Beijing Language and Culture University in China. He teaches China's history, history of Chinese literature and culture, ancient Chinese philosophy. Consultant and mediator in…
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