Hande Akcayliand Murat Kocyigit of Mashallah created a lighting product “Pleat Box” that was made to recall the silhouette of textile. Founded in 2008, Mashallah is an interdisciplinary design studio dedicated to the poetry of design, art and technology.
Ali Bakovadesigned a unique wine set, complete with bottle and drinking glass. Bakova graduated from Industrial Design Department of Middle East Technical University–Turkey. Today, he is a freelance design consultant, focused on design movements, strategies, as well as the interaction between arts and artifacts.
Umut Demirel's “Attractive,” a mirror and magnet combination promotes the convenience of grabbing-and-going. Demirel graduated from the industrial product design program at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Turkey and studied at Volda University’s Media Department in Norway. He has fostered an interest in physics and mathematics, and has begun focusing on incorporating those interests in his designs.
Also a Mimar Sinan University Fine Arts alum, Tamer Nakisci’s modern design of “Relax” plates represent tableware that creates different patterns when stacked. Based in Istanbul, in the newly established Studio/Nakisci, Tamer Nakisci started his career at Fiat Advanced Design Concept Lab - Milan followed by his first international award in 2005 at the Nokia Benelux Design Awards.
A unique style of rug design, “Tuluat” by Koray Ozgen is about transforming and recording the common mind of the designer and the weaver into a notation. Based in Paris, Koray Ozgen provides multi-disciplinary design solutions for a variety of clients and designs his own range of distinctive objects for the Ozgen Design Collection.
The Istanbul-based Muzz Design team, made up of designers Erin Turkoglu and Melodi Bozkurt, submitted “Novela Vessels,” a family of tabletop products.Both Erin and Melodi attended Pratt Institute's Industrial Design program which inspired their creative union – Muzz Design. They recently moved their studio to Istanbul, where they both currently live and work.
Keeping in line with tableware products to be exhibited, designer Can Yalman submitted the “Tearend Teacup and Saucer.” Yalman studied Product and Furniture Design at Parsons School of Design in New York and is an award-winning designer, currently residing in Istanbul.
Congratulations to our selected designers! We thank everyone who submitted an application.