I am a designer and industrial design instructor.
I have received my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Product Design from Middle East Technical University and my MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art; worked for London based designer Faye Toogood as Head of Product Design; founded kümülatif to organise workshop and talks about labour issues surrounding design.
I design furniture, public furniture, accessories, toys and games; and rituals and spells for design coven object*oriented*magic.I also teach at the İstanbul Bilgi University and Bahçeşehri University; give design workshops, organize exhibitions and write on relations between craft, design and education.
In my personal work, I investigate how people engage (and have done so) with human-made, both on a physical and cultural level. I explore references and the meanings attached and created through this engagement; the associations and histories surrounding the overlooked and the familiar. I collect, combine and transpose associations surrounding objects: that of use, posture, material, finish, color, texture, structural composition, production technique. By combining and re-attribute these meanings, I design simple, honest but bold and buoyant products, hoping to be sensual and long living.
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