Elia Nedkov starts his education with mathematics, goes through fashion and then architecture. With the opening of his first studio in 1997, all these interests are united by the design, whether architectural, product or graphic. Over the years Elia has been working as an art director for some of the leading design companies such as Rapsel, Culti, Alulife, Viero, and since 2013 he’s been the art director of SKLADA – a platform and a showroom in Sofia. His style is characterised by simplicity, aesthetization of textures and colors, without excessive noise and effects, but with a perpetual sense of sophistication. His approach is architectural – from large to small, from general to detail, and the materials are “honest” – stone, wood, glass, cement, metal.
Elia Nedkov was born in Yambol, 1971. He studied fashion in Vienna and then architecture in Graz, Austria.
DESIGN IS: a conscious approach to life.
AWARDS AND PARTICIPATIONS:
Designboom and DuPont’s international design competition – 1st Prize – (Italy)
Polydecor Design Award, for cafe in Austria – (Austria)
MACEF design award 2004 – mention – (Italy)
WATER CONCEPT – inside the bathroom – mention – (Italy)
Design and Design Award for corporate identity of Viero – (France)
German Design Award Winner 2017 (Germany) for the Kaba series
Lectures, workshops, master classes:
guest lecturer at The Color in Architecture conference, Milan, Italy
guest lecturer at the IUAV University of Architecture, Venice, Italy
guest lecturer at the Bathroom Design Conference, Basel, Switzerland
“One Essence” workshop, Sofia Design Week
“Interactive Interaction” workshop, Association of Interior Designers in Bulgaria
Master Class Interior Design 2016, Association of Interior Designers in Bulgaria
CUSTOMERS AND COOPERATION:
Alitalia (Italy), Baldini (Italy), Culti (Italy), Exde (Italy), Fassade (Austria), Max Meyer (Italy), Nito (Italy), Paola Lenti (Italy), Rapsel (Italy), Tony & Guy (UK), ORF TV Austria (Austria), Vola (Denmark), Viero (Italy), Neutra (Italy), Kansai paint (Japan), Kansai middle east (Dubai), LawLinguists (Italy), Sipex (Switzerland), SKLADA ( Bulgaria), Literary Festival (Bulgaria), Studio Komplekt (Bulgaria), Generator (Bulgaria).