Personal information: functionality, healthy scepcticism, diplomacy.
Education: Artistic Textile Design, School of Applied Arts, Smolyan. Interior and Furniture Design, UF, Sofia.
Key influences: 50′s and 60′s Scandinavian and American design.
Personal style: Total functionalist.
Personal space: The sofa in front of the TV.
What else: Wishes to install a basketball hoop in the yard of their next office. Charges his batteries by travelling far and wide. Would live in New York, if only it were not in the USA.
Ivan Grozdev is a cofounder of Fimera Design - an interior and product design studio. We create harmonious, functional and exceptional solutions for public and private spaces, furniture and products. We strive for excellence from start to finish and oversee the implementation of our ideas to the last small detail. The studio was founded in 2006 by three talented designers, as a natural step in their professional career and development. Fimera quickly became a platform for innovative concepts, which respect the clients’ ideas, whilst incorporating the designers’ vision and expertise.
Two years later, Fimera Design was already among the most productive and sought-after studios in Sofia. It sports a portfolio of over 50 projects, regularly featured in all major Bulgarian architecture and design publications. With equal passion and commitment the team designs both mini apartments with limited budgets, and luxury hotels, bars and cafes, commercial stores, offices and public buildings. We claim there is no universal formula for good design. Every time we start from scratch and invariably choose experiment over the well-trodden paths. We believe this is the best philosophy for pushing our capacity and talents to the limit.