Maison&Objet and the Tasarim Publishing Group set Turkey under the spotlight. A jury of respected professionals and creatives from architecture, design and fashion world selected the most up-and-coming talents who were born and work in Istanbul. The Parisian exhibition at Maison & Objet shows only the tip of an the hyper dynamic iceberg made with the creativity rising along the banks of the Bosphorus. Below: Sofist – Photo by Sule Koç. –


Burcu Büyükünal – This industrial designer pursues jewellery arts out of sheer passion. With her skilful touch, Plexiglas, silicone and titanium are paired with traditional precious metals, creating streamlined designs that challenge society’s beauty mores, pushing the envelope of jewellery aesthetics. Below: Origami + Origami ring – Photo by Umut Tore.

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Ceren Basgöze – In her laBoratuvar studio, this interior designer explores the sustainable side of furniture design. Well-versed in upcycling, she it transforms, tweaks and customises old furniture and lighting fi xtures, generating new life that is abundant with modern twists and reinvented uses. Below: Pafta chair – Photo by Ali Ozgun Buyukisik.


Deniz Duru – In his Studio 333km showroom, the designer revisits the artistic dimension of furniture with a well-known penchant for wood. His designs, made from a dazzling array of wood species, are a new take on the modernist movement so prevalent in the 1950s. Below: Table Elegancy – Photo by Deniz Duru


Umut Demirel – The Newton apple distributor, the Galaxy candle-holder, everyday objects are reinvented by this regular winner of Red Dot Design Awards, an industrial designer who juggles geometry, mathematics and modularity.


Meriç Kara – Her inventions are practical, nimble and downright witty…and showered with honours from the world’s most exacting juries. In her eponymous studio, this sublimely inspired designer provides proof positive of the object’s practical and benefi cial power. Below: Drunk too much Punk – Photo by Eda Sancakdar Onikinci.

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Sule Koç – Product and space. Content and container. This industrial designer juggles size and scale in innovative surfaces and furniture sculptures. Her Black Diamond armchair, a Red Dot Design Award winner, refl ects this approach, as does her Stone&More decorative natural wall lining, crowned with several awards. Below: Vertica – Photo by Kale Group.