"My mission is to find out the contemporary in Turkish cultural forms, then translate them into a completely new, future design language of Turkey." - Gaye Cevikel
Gaye Cevikel, founder of luxury design brand GAIA&GINO will lead a rich and interactive conversation on "Design Entrepreneurship,” about the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur, with design writer and style editor Melissa Feldman, to be held at Gallery 6, Terminal Stores. Arguably Turkey’s first female design entrepreneur, Gaye is known for combining the ornately traditional and contemporary design by asking design luminaries such as Karim Rashid, Arik Levy, Andree Putman, Jaime Hayon, Constantin Boym, Christian Ghion, Harry Allen, Sebastian Bergne, Defne Koz Nendo, David Adjaye, Yves Behar and Aruliden to design innovative, witty and story telling products which typify the brand’s identity. Previously a Senior Style Editor for House & Garden, Feldman has also been a contributing editor to Harpers Bazaar and Coastal Living magazines. In 2007 Melissa founded Stroll Productions, an editorial and media production company, which is an outgrowth of Stroll, a magazine devoted to outdoor art and street culture that Feldman published over 20 years ago. Cocktails to follow at the Design:Istanbul-NY booth.
This event is free. Pre-registration is required here.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.