UNIQKA   UNIQKA is an Istanbul-based design brand, focusing on craft and material. The emphasis is on the versatility and elegance of leather. Founders and craftsmen of UNIQKA, Kerem Aris and Merve Parnas passionately love leather. In collaboration with the designers around the world, they create unique handmade products that are completely sustainable.

UNIQKA

UNIQKA is an Istanbul-based design brand, focusing on craft and material. The emphasis is on the versatility and elegance of leather. Founders and craftsmen of UNIQKA, Kerem Aris and Merve Parnas passionately love leather. In collaboration with the designers around the world, they create unique handmade products that are completely sustainable.

ELI BENSUSAN   Eli is an independent designer with a degree of Master of Design in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago(2015) and Bachelors of Science in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University(2013). He has founded Neferka   LLC, a jewelry brand in Chicago in 2015. Eli Bensusan aims to create poetic instants that lead to transformative experiences, and jewelry is one of many fields that he is interested in.

ELI BENSUSAN

Eli is an independent designer with a degree of Master of Design in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago(2015) and Bachelors of Science in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University(2013). He has founded Neferka LLC, a jewelry brand in Chicago in 2015. Eli Bensusan aims to create poetic instants that lead to transformative experiences, and jewelry is one of many fields that he is interested in.

STUDIO SAHIL   Studio Sahil designs are more than just beautiful finished products-they are timeless testaments to materiality, process and culture. Sahil is the Turkish word for coast or shore. They look to the natural phenomena, complex patterns and continuous evolution of seaside landscapes to inspire and inform their practice. Each piece is handmade from organic materials by Rezzan Hasoglu and local artisans, using materials and tech­niques that respect the environment. Studio Sahil pays attention to how their designs connect with daily experiences, how they narrate a story and how they draw attention to the often-unnoticed details of everyday life.

STUDIO SAHIL

Studio Sahil designs are more than just beautiful finished products-they are timeless testaments to materiality, process and culture. Sahil is the Turkish word for coast or shore. They look to the natural phenomena, complex patterns and continuous evolution of seaside landscapes to inspire and inform their practice. Each piece is handmade from organic materials by Rezzan Hasoglu and local artisans, using materials and tech­niques that respect the environment. Studio Sahil pays attention to how their designs connect with daily experiences, how they narrate a story and how they draw attention to the often-unnoticed details of everyday life.

SEMRIN KORKMAZ   Semrin is a glass artist and a trained architect based in Bodrum, Turkey. As a life-long admirer of experimental art and design, she came across glass as medium in 2006. Since then Semrin founded her small glass studio in her backyard, in Bodrum and has been creating various functional and art objects. Wit all success, trial and problem solving, she enjoys every moment of creating with Glass.

SEMRIN KORKMAZ

Semrin is a glass artist and a trained architect based in Bodrum, Turkey. As a life-long admirer of experimental art and design, she came across glass as medium in 2006. Since then Semrin founded her small glass studio in her backyard, in Bodrum and has been creating various functional and art objects. Wit all success, trial and problem solving, she enjoys every moment of creating with Glass.

AKOSMAN HUNT   Akosman Hunt is a husband and wife design studio based in Chicago. Ceyda received her Bachelors degree in Interior Architecture and Masters in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jeremy holds a degree in Fashion Design from IA of Indianapolis. The duo established their studio in 2015 with a line of hand crafted leather goods. They believe in the power of storytelling in design, along with quality materials and exquisite artistry.

AKOSMAN HUNT

Akosman Hunt is a husband and wife design studio based in Chicago. Ceyda received her Bachelors degree in Interior Architecture and Masters in Designed Objects from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Jeremy holds a degree in Fashion Design from IA of Indianapolis. The duo established their studio in 2015 with a line of hand crafted leather goods. They believe in the power of storytelling in design, along with quality materials and exquisite artistry.

MUGE KRESPI   Being in the design and textile industry since 1986, Muge Krespi founded her own brand name and tailoring house in 2010. She worked on many textile projects of the domestic and foreign houses, hotels, boats, and official institutions and contribute to palace textile applications. As of the summer of 2016 she has prepared a collection of retail products under her own brand name, mostly based on linen, tencel, modal and cotton products.

MUGE KRESPI

Being in the design and textile industry since 1986, Muge Krespi founded her own brand name and tailoring house in 2010. She worked on many textile projects of the domestic and foreign houses, hotels, boats, and official institutions and contribute to palace textile applications. As of the summer of 2016 she has prepared a collection of retail products under her own brand name, mostly based on linen, tencel, modal and cotton products.

FORM&SEEK   Form&Seek is a design studio that creates and curates uniquely crafted products. Each product we touch emerges from a powerful narrative and is fueled by an interest in human behavior and human interaction with objects. We are true believers of the story behind the objects. Form&Seek, led by Bilge Nur Saltik focuses on newly developed processes and contemporary, globally local craft techniques. Emphasizing on craftsmanship, materials, and process our studio designs unique, functional and playful objects.

FORM&SEEK

Form&Seek is a design studio that creates and curates uniquely crafted products. Each product we touch emerges from a powerful narrative and is fueled by an interest in human behavior and human interaction with objects. We are true believers of the story behind the objects. Form&Seek, led by Bilge Nur Saltik focuses on newly developed processes and contemporary, globally local craft techniques. Emphasizing on craftsmanship, materials, and process our studio designs unique, functional and playful objects.

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