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Date: November 9 · 2019

November 9 · 2019


After its first edition in 2018, Roca One Day Design Challenge repeated in Bulgaria in 2019. Once again, this contest gathered Bulgarian young designers and architects to explore their creativity in its second edition, after last year’s success participation. 

The contest took place on November 9th Roca One Day Design Challenge will take place in Sofia, at the Roca Bulgaria Showroom.

The participants had to redesign a bathroom product to improve the wellness experience and follow a healthy lifestyle at home in just one day. All proposals had to improve the health of users, be adaptable to already existing bathroom spaces, and favor easy cleaning and maintenance. 

Out of all submitted projects, STEAMby Desislava Petrova and Lilya Petrova was awarded with the first prize of 2,000 BGN. The project consists of a washbasin with a facial steaming device that saves 50% of water used in a normal face washing, furthermore it helps to have more clear and delicate skin and it also sprays essential oils to relieve sinus congestion and unblock a stuffed nose. Aromatherapy de-stresses, energizes and revives both mind and body. According to the jury, this is a project that meets all criteria. It is both original, achievable, it has a unity of function and form, and last but not least it is very well presented and explained.

The second prize of 1,000 BGN was for HAPPY FEET by Krastyo Kalachev, a project that stands out for being a foot wash that combines several options. When you put the feet on the devise, a sensor activates a water jet. This way the feet are clean without any bending, perfect for children and for old people. The upper parts of the device are for wellness, its pressure activates water massage and for cleaning, there’s a UV lamp that helps battle the feet fungi.

The project 383 by Rosen Ficherov, has won the third prize of 600 BGN. This project includes a shower capsule where you can control ambient light, temperature and you can display panels with sound and scents to recreate realistic VR experience with bio shapes inspired by nature. The shower panel is made of a very thin net that helps saving water, you can also reuse the water wasted.

Awarded projects


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Georgi Chervendinev

Georgi Chervendinev, PhD is the head of the department Engineering Design at the Technical University in Sofia. His education includes Interior Design in the Polytechnics; Masters in Internal Combustion Engines in the Technical University and PhD in Ergonomics and Industrial Design in the Technical University. He has several patents in the automotive and product design sphere, as well as prototypes and finalized projects such as electrical urban vehicles, interior and exterior furniture, etc.



Orlin Davchev

Associated Professor Arch. Orlin Davchev, PhD is Vice Dean for Academic Activities in Faculty of Architecture, University of Architecture, CivilEngineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia. Arch. Davchev is founder of Architectural Studio MIODESIGN. Leading notion in his professional work is the realization of an emotional, sustainable and innovative architecture, bearing the messages of his time, author's character and respect for the surrounding environment. A wide range of residential, public and industrial projects in the field of architecture, interior and design have been realized in his practice. He has received numerous awards and nominations from national and international competitions. He also participated in significant international conferences, expert committees and juries. Arch. Orlin Davchev is author as sole or in co-authorship of multiple scientific publications, research papers, monographs and books. His main interests of research are focused in the fields of Emergent digital technologies in architecture, Parametric design, Rapid prototyping, Interactive architecture and Morphological optimization.



Ilian Milinov

Ilian Milinov, founder of Ilian Milinov Studio. After winning numerous international awards, including 4 RED DOT design awards, Ilian Milinov is an example of a Bulgarian designer who can easily be called successful. Its mission is to design "problem-solving" designs, such as the Hang Stool folding chair or the Seattable project for ORT. His products range from a pregnancy test, a sports car and a stool to medical equipment and a device that converts kinetic energy from baby cradle to wi-fi.



Ivo Popov

Assistant Professor Ivo Popov, PhD is a lecturer in Department of Design at New Bulgarian University. He is a member and a co-founder of the Chamber of Designers of Bulgaria. A part of Graphic Design he is also interested in Exhibition Design and Interior Design. He has taken part in many academic conferences and publications in Bulgaria. So far in his career he has designed more than 50 exhibition booths, art galleries, museums and private spaces in his home country and abroad. He has won over 30 competitions for graphic design of big brands and in 2012 earned an award for the most attractive exhibition booth MachTech & Metal, Inter expo Center, Sofia.



Vesselin SImov

Vesselin SImov, Marketing manager, Roca South-East Europe. At the same time, Vesselin Simov is responsible for the sales of the various brands of the Roca Group (Roca, Fayans, Laufen) in a number of countries in the region, including Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Malta, Cyprus. For almost 30 years, Vesselin Simov's professional career has been associated with Roca, long before the company officially entered the market in our country. A professional with several diverse backgrounds and experience in various areas of business and diplomatic relations, Vesselin has a global, philosophical approach to product, marketing and sales, which he also tries to convey to the people in the diverse team he leads. He is representing the  International Foundation We Are Water, founded by Roca Group,in the jury of One Day Design Challenge.