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Let there be light: a meeting with Diogo Carvalho

The ceremony was held at the official residence of the Ambassador of the Majesty United Kingdom in Ukraine, Judith Gough. Vanessa Brady, SBID President attended the ceremony.

SBID is the international organization that unites professional architects and designers with manufacturers, developers, investors and suppliers. The association has more than 50 thousand accredited professionals from all over the world.

SBID is a platform where trends are emerging, there is an exchange of knowledge and experience, and here industry representatives have access to large-scale projects and investments. The interior design industry, as one of the important sectors of the UK economy with GDP £ 11.6 billion, is actively supported by the British government. For the development of design industry in the country, Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth II awarded SBID President Vanessa Brady with the Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Natalia Bolshakova, interior designer and SBID member, and Yulia Danilova, founder of the Domio Home Interiors company, leads the SBID regional representation in Ukraine.

SBID Representation in Ukraine set goals:
- to promote the Ukrainian professional designers, architects and manufacturers to the world market;
- to facilitate their participation in major projects and tenders in the UK and Europe;
- to accredit professional designers, architects and manufacturers according to SBID Code;
- to create favorable conditions to attract investment in the construction, manufacturing and interior design in Ukraine;
- to develop training programs and studying in Britain for talented students of higher educational institutions of Ukraine;
- to support the design industry as a promising sector of our economy, at the state level.


The Society of British and International Design (SBID) - is one of the most prestigious European organizations. It establishes European standards in interior design, accredits professionals from all over the world and helps cooperation with designers, manufacturers and experts at home and abroad more efficiently. SBID accreditation for interior designer, primarily – is an indicator of their highest endorsements and qualifications.

Through SBID, their professional accreditation standards represent 16 national members of the European Council of Interior Architects and NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) in the USA and Canada.

Vanessa Brady, SBID President: «SBID played an important role in establishing industry standards, which have already opened up new markets in UK, which were previously closed. The introduction of such standards in Ukraine will testify to the recognition of the professionalism that makes it possible for our colleagues in the global industry to understand better the market and its professionals, as well as it is a brand name of belonging to the international design community. "

Natalia Bolshakova, interior designer, SBID member, SBID Regional Director in Ukraine: "The opening of SBID representative office in Ukraine makes it possible to establish a close relationship with a country that serves as a benchmark for the global design industry. It means new contacts, new information, new events and new ideas for us."

Yuliya Danilova, Head of Domio Home Interiors company, SBID Regional Director in Ukraine: "In the face of SBID we gain additional features that will help each of us to achieve the highest possible degree of professionalism and get a chance for recognition of Ukrainian design around the world."

Judith Gough, British Ambassador in Ukraine: "The creative economy plays a very important role in the UK economy as a whole. This area brings more than 71 billion pounds a year to the British economy and provides jobs for 1.6 million people. Our task is to develop cooperation with a prosperous and successful, rich Ukraine. I hope that SBID will make a huge contribution to the partnership between our countries."

It should be noted that Delightfull studio enters to Boca da Lobo Group of Companies now, which includes several interior brands. KOKET company is responsible for bright, atypical and unsurpassed luxury upholstered furniture, Maison Valentine “creates” bathrooms and plumbing, and are “in charge” of light fixtures, you’ve probably already guessed. The creative collaboration brands are working together on the interiors of the Hollywood box office hits, develop new directions,they also support young, emerging designers in their creative ideas!

A distinctive feature of all lighting brands is that they are made by hand. Despite the fact that the company has an opportunity to automate their production, they are not going to give up manual, live production.

At the end of our conversation Diogo reveals the secret of the success of his brand:

“Our brand – is our team. We managed to combine the courage and audacity of modernity with Portuguese artists’ long traditions and experience. They teach us a lot – how to work with metal, how we will package the product in the end, in what way the client will then mount the chandelier, as well as simple real-life situations. ”

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