SKLADA is a special space having emerged as a result of a long journey that began back in 1992. Located in an old factory building in the centre of Sofia, whose industrial context has been intentionally preserved, SKLADA promotes a creative atmosphere and caters for its discoveries.
Here objects expressing the fragile balance between art and functionality, emotion and rationality, and industry and craft tell their stories. Their nature – edgy, quirky and elegant – comes alive in the sincere and authentic aesthetic of this space. SKLADA exhibits a selection of furniture – lighting, home products, decorative and utilitarian objects, talking of the magic of the creative process through texture, colour and shape. They all bear that artistic concept of timelessness that helps us turn to everlasting beauty.
At SKLADA, you will be greeted by a creative team able to spot moments, trends and brands with sensitivity to each and every detail, so as to ensure the best interior solutions. Always the result of research and exploration, these solutions are prepared by us in collaboration with our partners.
Over a cup of Italian coffee, at SKLADA you are going to find information about objects and services, as well as advice on your project. Our individual approach and attention allow us to respond to your specific needs and requirements.
We believe that our customers are curious and searching individuals with strong identities. From our first meeting on, we strive to learn more and to work through dialogue in order to create captivating and functional spaces that are both sources of inspiration and storytellers about their own inhabitants.
Galya Zannato - CEO founder
At 22, Galya was part of an Italian company. Over the next five years, she worked on large projects in Bulgaria, and forever fell in love with Italy. At 29, at the height of the changes taking place in Bulgaria, she set up her own company importing Italian furniture. The encounter with Italian design and culture completely and forever overturned her perception of the world. Since then, Galya has been a daring and persistent devotee to the study and development of design in Bulgaria. At 45, she opened SKLADA.
Galya is an advocate of sustainable exploitation of water resources and the restoration of the mineral baths in Sofia.
Layla Jabbar - sales executive
In addition to food and sunshine, in Milan and Barcelona Layla devoted herself to the study of interior design. Somewhere there, she developed the conviction that aesthetic choices are an expression of our innermost quests, and this deepened her curiosity in people. Professionally, this interest led to the study of Marketing and Communication and Service Design.
At SKLADA, Layla works daily with our customers and partners on interior and decoration projects.
Layla enjoys short city breaks around Europe, finds dogs a great laugh, and her small pleasure is every cup of aromatic latte.
Plamen Chonkov - project designer
As a child, Plamen made his own toys. He was not happy just imagining things, but wanted to make them real. As a grown-up boy, he managed to keep his dream of making beautiful objects. He carefully observed their coming to life from raw materials – wood, metal, glass and fabric, - and yearned to get to know the full process to the tiniest detail, so that everything could be perfect.
Since 1996, he has committed to designing, constructing and producing furniture, and since 2002 – to selling it, along with lighting and accessories, as part of interior design projects.
Plamen loves film, music and overall anything that can affect the senses, and he hopes to some day have the chance to fulfil his childhood dream – to be, at least for a little while, part of a special effects and make-up workshop for a science fiction film.
Elia Nedkov - Art Director
An architect and designer born in Bulgaria in 1971, Elia first studied fashion in Vienna and then architecture in Graz, Austria. In 1998, he opened his first studio specialising in architecture, graphics and design in Graz. Winning an international competition in 2003 allowed him to open a studio in Milan a year later. There his career took on a new and intense turn in architecture, design, graphics and art.
Elia has worked as Artistic Director for leading design companies like Rapsel, Culti, Alulife, Viero.
Anna-Alexandra - Creative Writer
Anna-Alexandra is a culturologist and artist. Having first studied ancient languages and cultures at NGDEK, she moved on to Sofia University, where she graduated in Cultural History and Theory. She has developed and taken part in numerous projects on poetry, fine arts, photography and other contemporary art.
At SKLADA, Anna-Alexandra is a copywriter and takes an active role in the creation and conceptualisation of various marketing projects and texts.
Emilian Sabev - director N8
At 24, Emilian managed a tanker and a fishing vessel; at 28 – he was part of Maison Martin Margiela in Paris; at 32 – he was Artistic Director of Egoist; and at 35 – he was in Montreal and then in New York. His whole professional life has been devoted to design and contemporary art.
Now in Sofia and Manager of N8, Emilian is the one to tell you the amazing story behind each and every of our objects.
Emilian’s chief way of transportation is his bike.
Mariana Hadjieva - logistics
Mariana’s biggest dream is travelling. Her own travels started at her father’s fashion store in her native Burgas. At different points in her life she was a bartender, a white goods retailer, a sales representative, each of which involving lots of personal interaction and movement
Mariana is not a fan of big cities. She much prefers smaller places, with their specific culture, dynamics and way of life. One such place she would love revisit is Livorno in Italy.