Born in 1971 Pleven, Bulgaria.Milinov graduated Interior and Furniture Design at theUniversity of Forestry, Sofia in 1996.
In the late 90's he was a Head Designer at Interservice Uzunov Jsc.
He worked on projects like showroom and exhibition design.
In 2000 he joined ORT Jsc. as an In-house Designer.
In 2002 he became author of Seattable which won - Top Tenand Chair of the Year award at Promosedia, Italy.
Seattable also earned Best of Neocon 2004/ Most Innovative, Chicagoand Grand Prize Winner / Buildings Innovations Awards, Chicago.
In 2003 it was featured in md Design Yearbook.
The folding Seattablewas nominated in 100% Folding Chairs at 100% Design London.
Milinov designed Light Office System.He planned the company's exhibitions in Koln, Milan and Chicago.In 2008 he founded Ilian Milinov Studio .is Member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and jury of severaldesign competitions.
Winner of numerous international awards asChair of the Year, Top Ten, Best of Neocon ,Gran Prize Winner/ Buildings Innnovations Award, Prize of the NationalCenter for Contemporary Art for High Achievments in the Field ofDesign, mention Beck's Prize.
Shortlisted in several Designboomcompetitions. His work has been published and exhibited internationallyincluding 100% Design LondonPromosedia Udine Italy;
Salone Dell'Arredo Bagno, Milan;Milan Design Week; Neocon, Chicago; imm, Cologne; StockholmFurniture Fair; Palermo Design Week.