Valentin Vodev

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Valentin Vodev
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1978

He has been living for the past decades in Vienna and London. By combining innovation and applied product logic, he comes up with unique design solutions in the area of consumer products, transportation products, furniture and design for the public space.

He holds a Master's degree from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Mag. art. Industrial Design) and from the Royal College of Art in London (MA RCA in Design Products). 

He received the Red Dot: Best of the Best (2015), three-time winner of the International Bicycle Design Competition/Taiwan (2007, 2010, 2012), Austrian Climate Change Prize (2011) nomination, Global finalist for the James Dyson Award (2010), Red Dot Concept Award Winner/ category mobility (2009), Finalist Helen Hamlyn Design Award /UK (2009), Merit Award/Incheon International Design Prize in the category‚ green design / Korea (2009).

In 2013, he created the company VELLO bike in Vienna that specializes on the production and retail of innovative bicycles and other mobility products.