THE HOME OF SUSTAINABLE THINGS [HOST] is one of a unique store and a design-led platform specialising in products with zero or low carbon output. Our distinctive take on design addresses waste in the economy and demonstrates craft processes that tackle the issue.
We began our journey in 2018 with just seven designers, in a market that barely recognised circular design, and with little prior public awareness. HOST has been a forefront of the sustainable design movement, laying the foundations, providing expertise and actively participating in developments leading to reducing the impact on the natural environment. Our efforts revolve around more efficient use of natural resources, the reduction of materials sent to landfills, and the conservation of water and energy.
Since our inception, our product range, diversity and services have evolved significantly. Our firsthand experiences have provided us with profound insights into the industry. We now develop, design, represent and retail the works of over 40 pioneers in circular and sustainable design. Together, we all share a simple yet essential ethos: thoughtfulness, innovation, and a shared desire to protect and celebrate our environment. Our mission is to showcase the possibility of crafting aesthetically beautiful and functional objects without putting additional strain on global resources._____________________
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Prior to co-founding The Home Of Sustainable Things [HOST], Petko managed and produced event concepts for a variety of brands from the hospitality industry and later the design industry in an event career that had spun over a decade.
Petko co-founded HOST in 2018 with the intention of supplying the event industry and the general market, with sustainable alternatives to those conventional goods of similar utility produced in a non-sustainable manner.
His role as Managing Director is to oversee operations and development, B2B collaborations, designers liaisons as well as retail and bespoke services.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Desislava is a brand developer with passion for design, interior designs and arts. In her 20+ years of experience she has worked within a variety of roles, including finances, product development, project management, marketing, sales and administration. Her inexhaustible passion for art, design and detail however has direct implications on her brand management and leading up to a variety of concepts including set design and production.
Despite coming from different backgrounds, marketing and design, and hospitality respectively, the co-founders shared vision for detail, quality and differentiation that led them co-found their production business in 2010, followed by the launch of an Interactive Concept Store and the ever more ambitious concept to build a platform for the pioneers of Circular Design - The Home Of Sustainable Things.
At The Home Of Sustainable Things, Desislava oversees the brand development and its creative direction.