La Triennale di Milano
Via Alemagna, 6
Design Foundation Istanbul Workshops exhibition sponsored by Koleksiyon, presents 80 selected works by 40 designers and artists from the Design Workshops 2016 programme including ceramics, glass, felt, papier-mache, jewellery, textile, fashion and lighting design pieces.
The exhibition is a reflection of the resonance amongst cross-sections of design, arts and crafts, production and techniques, heritage, geography, place, tradition, and craftsmanship, entangled with contemporary design.
The Design Workshops are organised and curated by Design Foundation, in Istanbul and Bodrum Ateliers since 2013 with the participation of designers, artists, makers and design students.
Covering the fields of design, architecture, urbanism, product design, ceramics, glass, textile, fashion and much more, the Design Workshops are led by international figures from all over the world including ceramic artist Mehmet Tüzüm Kızılcan, kilim artist Belkıs Balpınar, fashion designer Arzu Kaprol, felt artist Mehmet Girgiç who is on the list of UNESCO Living Human Treasures, ceramic designer Marek Cecula, glass artist Gabriele Küstner, glass designer Anu Penttinen, ceramic artist Vilma Villaverde, paper artists Uta-Tuna Çiner.
The Design Workshops are creative and collaborative platforms where permutations, multiple combinations, layered readings and writings, deconstructive propositions and cross-pollinations evolve into creative processes, potentially resulting in the creation of new design forms and inventions. The design aspiration is not the object, but for objects’ values and contexts. It is for design to extend beyond the realm of the object, becoming endogenous, experiential and conceptual, charged with values and contexts that go beyond ideas. And the objects purified of their material forms, relate to the future as much as to the past.
Design Foundation Istanbul