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MARIN MARINOV – born in Sofia on January 8,1949
1969 – School of Fine and Applied Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria: jewelry design

1974 – The Institute of Archeology, Milan, Italy: ancient goldsmith techniques

1975 – The National Institute for Cultural Heritage, Sofia, Bulgaria.

LYDIA ILARIONOVA – born in Sofia on September 26,1954

1972 – The School of Fine and Applied Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria: jewelry design

1997– Bachelors of Fine Arts/Design Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2002 – Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.


* Salon des Métiers d’Art de Montréal, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, 2002-2018
* Festival International Montréal en Arts, Montreal, Quebec, 2004-2014
* Grave Goods, Woodstock Museum, Woodstock, Canada, 2008
* Out of the Fiery Furnace, Woodstock Museum, Woodstock, Canada, 2005
* Jewellery with Purpose, International juried exhibition, Richmond, USA, 2004
* Heavenly Virtues & Deadly Sins, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2004
* One of a Kind, Toronto, Ontario, 2002
* Reflection on the Conquest, Woodstock, Ontario, 2002
* Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, New York, USA, 2001
* Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, Chicago, USA, 2000
* ARTS 2000, Royal Canadian Academy for the Arts, Stratford, Canada, 2000
* Now and Then – Celtic, Medieval Show, Toronto, Canada, 1999
* Philadelphia Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, USA, 1998
* Salon des Métiers des Art du Québec, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada, 1998
* Salon Internationale de Design d’Interior, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada, 1997
* Paper, Ink, Sanctuary, The Metal Arts Guild, Toronto, Canada, 1995
* Taking Tea with Eros, The Metal Arts Guild, Toronto, Canada, 1994
* Personal Containers, The Metal Arts Guild, Toronto, Canada 1992
* One Man Shows in Bulgaria: Yambol, 1983; Plovdiv, 1987; Sofia, 1988-1990
* National Biannale of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990
* Biannale of Fine Arts, Yablonetz, Czechoslovakia, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989
* Quadriannale: Gold Silber und Schmuck, Erfurt, Germany, 1986
* Fine art exhibitions presented by the Bulgarian Cultural Centres: Amsterdam 1982,Moscow 1985, Montreal 1987, Prague 1988, Warsaw 1989 
* Award for excellent work on the restoration and conservation of the sculptural groups at the National Theater for Opera and Ballet I.Vazov, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1976
* Award for best all round participation in Gold & Silber, Erfurt, Germany, 1986
* Prize for group participation in the Biannale of Fine and Applied Art, Warsaw, Poland, 1986
* Award for the restoration work on the Thracian Gold Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, 1987
* Prize for best work in folklore design, Salon of the Crafts, Moscow, Russia, 1990


This sign is the trademark of ILADESIGN™ which was registered in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1981 and in Montreal, Canada in 1998. It appears as a stamp on all of our works as a guarantee of their quality and authenticity