Prof. Vassil Jivkov, Ph.D, is chairman of the board of the Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry - organization with a 30-year history. He is head of the “Interior and Furniture Design” Department at the the University of Forestry from 2020. Prof. Jivkov began teaching at the university in 1992. In 2003 was appointed docent of Furniture Construction and since 2018 is a professor of Furniture Construction. Prof. Vassil Jivkov has been on the jury of numerous design contests and award ceremonies such as Dibla Desin Award, Bulgarian Furniture of the Year, Industrial Design – Cherga, Concept BG, Ecodesign and others. Prof. Vassil Jivkov participated in over 20 international conferences and seminars in Austria, North Macedonia, Poland, the USA, Slovakia, Ukraine and Croatia. He has over 90 scientific papers and reports published, over 40 of which abroad, as well as over 40 popular science publications. Member of the Board of Directors of the European Furniture Industry Confederation (EFIC – Brussels, Belgium).