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.

 

Isabel Pintado

Designer, architect, businesswoman, Dubai

Isabel Pintado is a seasoned interior architecture professional, recognized in the industry for her excellence in design. Among numerous awards, in 2017 Isabel received the No. 1 position on the Top 50 Power list by Commercial Interior Design Magazine among Middle East’s most influential designers. Index Architecture & Design Awards called Isabel D…
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Federico Delrosso

architect and designer, Italy

Federico Delrosso is the owner of the Federico Delrosso Architects studio in Milan, which is dedicated to architecture, interior and product design. Respecting the spirit of spaces, Federico Delrosso conceives projects with refined lightness, and with a minimalistic and naturalistic approach. The homogeneity of materials, often left natural and raw…
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Attila Veress

industrial designer, Romania/ UAE / Italy

Born in Transylvania in 1990, he grew up in the UAE and graduated in Industrial Design and a Master in Strategic Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design (Milano) in 2011. His thesis was awarded with an Honourable Mention at the 23rd ADI Compasso D’oro Award (Targa Giovani). He began his professional career working for Gordon Guillaumier, where h…
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Arch. Simone Savioli

Chief Designer at SICIS, Italy

Simone Savioli has been with SICIS Design for 15 years and is its chief architect and interior designer. He is in charge of the management of SICIS showrooms, exhibitions and key projects all around the world, as well as of the supervision and design of private residences. He was honoured several times as best expo designer at Cersaie Bologna…
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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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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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Dr. Arch. Vittorio De Battisti Besi holds Ph.D.

History of architecture at Iuav University of Venice under prof. Maria Bonaiti.

He graduated in architecture and is licensed as an “architetto” at the same university. During his studies, Vittorio was visiting student at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar and McGill University in Montreal; later on visiting staff at International Design School at Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi.…
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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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Krassimir Kapitanov

Designer of 2018, lecturer, Bulgaria

Krassimir Kapitanov graduated from The National Academy of Arts, majoring in Painting, under Prof. Svetlin Russev. Works in the field of interior design, mainly public interiors. In 2014 he was awarded the prize "Man of the 21st century" in the category Creative Thinking. At Dibla Design Awards 2017 his project won first place in the Restaurants…
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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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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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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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Simonа Zarkova

interior designer, Creative Director and Event Organizer at Dibla, Bulgaria

Simona Zarkova graduated in Landscape Architecture at the Hristo Botev Sofia High School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy; Bachelor of Engineering and Furniture Design at the University of Forestry, Sofia; holding Master’s degree in Spatial Design from NBU, Sofia. Her career began in 2011 as an interior and furniture designer at one …
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Prof. Dr. Vasil Zhivkov

lecturer, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Zhivkov is Head of Interior and Furniture Design Department at the University of Forestry, Sofia, and lecturer at Interior and Design for Architecture Department at UACEG, Sofia. He is author of over 150 scientific and popular-science publications; published a textbook, a monograph and study guides. Prof. Zhivkov co-authored one patent fo…
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Prof. Dr. Arch. Orlin Davchev

architect, lecturer, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Arch. Orlin Davchev is Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at UACEG, Sofia, and a lecturer in the Department of Interior and Design for Architecture. Together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Davcheva he is founder of MIODESIGN Architectural Studio and VIDEA interior projects online platform. Davchev is the author of a numerous projects and re…
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Arch. Vasil Vasilev

architect, Bulgaria

Arch. Vasil Vassilev is Chairman of the Council of RC Sofia-City of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria, a member of UBA. Licensed architect with full design qualification since 2008. From 2005 to 2010 he was a designer and project manager at Architectural Bureau Dimitrov, where he participated in the design of a number of sites – office build…
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