dontDIY is a studio with interests in the field of architecture, interior and furniture design, urban space and education. At the moment it is an absolute reference for the new generation of studios, whо manage to change the thinking about the residential, office and public environment through their projects. dontDIY’s work is a reflection of the processes going on and the results are a constructive commentary directed to the environment. The studio realizes boutique projects satisfying the wishes of both private and corporate clients. Added to this, is the production of their own brand of furniture – Almost.
dontDIY was founded in 2011 by Svetoslav Michev, Stefan Minkov and Hristo Stankushev in Sofia. Antonina Ilieva joins the studio in the autumn of 2014. Currently the studio consists of 12 people.
DESIGN IS: a way to situate a human being in the world made out of larger and smaller objects, systems and concepts.
AWARDS AND PARTICIPATIONS:
Bronze A ‘Design Award for Office Y01 (2013-2014), Milan, Italy
Award from the Mikser festival for the plywood furniture (2013), Savamala, Belgrade
Third Prize for interior design project of Studio 5 of the Bulgarian National Television (2012)
First Prize in the International Passive House Contest (2012)
“Architecture Search” project in the frame of Sofia Architecture Week 2012,
“Architecture Meeting” project together with Vladya Mihaylova, 2013
participation in the Flashes exhibition, Sofia Design Week 2013
curators of One Architecture Week 2014
CLIENTS AND COOPERATIONS:
Yavlena, Nedelya patisserie, betahaus Sofia, Drekka, Astral Holidays, Mediabasket, Leaf Group, Ethnographic Museum «Etar», Superhosting, Pernod Ricard, Sodexo, Societe Generale, Athlon, Elveko, Dinamo