Turkish Design.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

A new design force is emerging from the exotic city of Instanbul. Turkish design is starting to get some serious recognition. Some might be surprised by the modern designs coming from a country with such a traditional culture, but Turkey has had a strong design culture for many years. Like other European nations, they look to Italy as the design leader of the world. However, even the Italians are interested in the work of Turkish designers, and a few top Italian manufacturers, like the furniture maker Cappellini and the domestic objects manufacturer Alessi, have produced objects designed by Turkish designers.

One of the biggest stars of Turkish design is Aziz Sariyer, he is immensely creative and has designed many furniture objects for Derin, the company he is a director of. He is inspired by the work of some of the most important contemporary designers: Ettore Sotsass, Achille Castiglioni, Alessandro Mendini, Jasper Morrisson, Konstantin Grcic, Tom Dixon, Ron Arad -- so it is clear he has a very international outlook for Turkish Design.

By: Guest writer Bolidismo.


Dhon Jason said...

Cool Design. I love the Turkish featured. I am a fan of Islamic art/influences and Mediterranean designs.

Kerstin said...

I love good design...