Amorpha Youth Foundation and contemporary space present Breakwater Talks : Design Series : Български English
SMART SPACES, SMART FURNITURE AND VIRTUAL REALITY
Guest speaker: Mihael Varbanov, entrepreneur, design engineer and interior design studio cofounder
Moderator: Yordan Mihalev, fashion desinger
Language: Bulgarian, English
Venue: Contemporary space – 23 Marko Balabanov Street, Vana / Bulgaria
○ Smart furniture – Hanger Sense, Office Table Exclusive, winners of Bulgarian Furniture of the Year
○ Virtual reality applications in furniture and space design
○ Public space projects and their cultural impact – Pliska Capital Virtual Tour, Madara Complex Virtual Reality
MIHAEL VARBANOV is a design engineer and co-founder of Design Studio Love 2 Design, based in Shumen, Bulgaria. Together with his team, he designes and implements unique interior projects for offices, homes and public spaces. In 2017 their their Innovative Conference Table “Exclusive” won second place in the jury vote first place in the visitors vote of the visitors at The World of Furniture, Bulgaria’s biggest furniture exibition. In 2018 their high tech Smart Hanger “Sense” won first prize.
Mihael has also been involved in creating virtual reality content, with two of the larger projects being implemented for the first Bulgarian Capital Pliska and the global symbol of Bulgaria, the Madara Rider. He is among the project managers of the public space design project Youth Sphere implemented in the youth cultural area in Shumen.
Bulgarian-born YORDAN MIHALEV is a fashion designer. Mihalev graduated from Varna Free University in Bulgaria and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Only 23 years old, he staged his first catwalk in the heart of Europe – Belgium. It immediately won the Young Designer award at Ethno Tendance Fashion Weekend Brussels in 2013. His second collection debuted in Paris in 2014. The following year he conquered the catwalk at Salonè della Moda in Rotterdam. Mihalev currently works as a fashion consultant and is a lecturer at Varna Free University.
Breakwater Talks: Български (Bulgarian) 中文 (Chinese: Mandarin, Wu) English Español Filipino Français 日本語 (Japanese) 한국어 (Korean) Русский (Russian) Português
Public talks on a variety of topics by local and foreign presenters. We are aiming to create healthy discussion forums, exchange opinions, involve foreign diaspora, help improve fluency in a range of key languages, especially by young people. We have selected as venues the local spots which these languages and their cultures inhabit. Organised by Amorpha Youth Foundation and partners.