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Design Friends Lecture | Cars are not foldable


Mudam Auditorium
Industrial Design Lecture by

Valentin Vodev





Valentin Vodev reshapes form and function in a playful way. His products are marked by a redefinition of the conventional use of products by adding a surprising twist and added functionality to the design.

Valentin Vodev lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Mag. Art Industrial Design) and at the Royal College of Art (MA in Design Products). He founded his studio in 2010. He creates products in the area of sustainable transportation, furniture and lighting – products as well as designs for public spaces. He was curator for Sofia Design Week 2011 and 2013. One of Valentin Vodev’s first internationally renowned products was the Roller Buggy, a stroller that can be transformed into a kick scooter. In 2013 he developed the first sketches for the VELLO Bike, a lightweight folding bike that combines innovation, sustainability and a contemporary urban style of mobility. Accompanied by VELLO Co-Founder Valerie Wolff, a major milestone was reached in 2014, when the first VELLO Bike was presented. Today, the bike is produced in different forms (including an electric version), and comes with a wide range of accessories.

About Design Friends
Design Friends is a Luxembourg-based nonprofit association connecting people who are interested in design and its creation. Since our inception in 2009, we have produced more than 70 design talks For each of them, we published a monographic catalogue. Once a year, within the framework of the Luxembourg City Film Festival, we collaborate on a screening night. Their Season 15 features talks about Industrial Design, Sculptural Design, Type & Logo Design, Branding & Video, Design Research and Graphic Design. All our talks are free (members/non-members) and held in English at the auditorium of Mudam.

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