Valentin Vodev

MA work

Exploring new ideas and converting them into products is an adventure in itself. It is a delicate intertwining of long processes of analysing, defining and understanding systems from which products emerge, so that the product does not stand on its own without reflecting and interacting with the surrounding environment. The key to successful design is to understand the system beyond the product. I think that the function that a user gains from the product also defines the design language of the product.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2009

  • Exploring new ideas and converting them into products is an adventure in itself. It is a delicate intertwining of long processes of analysing, defining and understanding systems from which products emerge, so that the product does not stand on its own without reflecting and interacting with the surrounding environment. The key to successful design is to understand the system beyond the product. I think that the function that a user gains from the product also defines the design language of the product.

  • Degrees

  • MA Industrial Design, University of Applied Art, Vienna, Austria, 2005
  • Experience

  • Co-founder, Creativeindustrialobjects, Vienna, Austria, 2007; Designer, Pixstudio, Vienna, Austria, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • Milan Fairgrounds, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2009; International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, USA, 2009; 100% Design, Jingu Gaien-mae, Tokyo, Japan, 2008; 100% Design, Earls Court, London, 2008
  • Awards

  • Third prize, 11th International Bicycle Design Competition, Taiwan, 2006