TURKISH TASARIM

Tasarým – ‘design,’ ‘representation,’ ‘imagination’ 

 

June Turkish Design

TURKISH TASARIM

Tasarým – ‘design,’ ‘representation,’ ‘imagination’ 

 

If you’re very new to Turkey it’s a safe bet that the only things you think were ever designed here were carpets and mosques.  Of course, the merits of Turkish carpet design and manufacture have been celebrated for centuries and the rich architectural heritage left to the world by Mimar Sinan, our architect par excellence, is outstanding.  However, there is far more here than that and our aim is to introduce the best of it – old and new – to our readers.  

This land has been home to unique and innovative design for thousands of years.  From the powerful Neolithic wall paintings in Çatal Hüyük to innovative, state of the art furniture executed in wood, glass, steel and marble, things haven’t stopped for 9,000 years!  This new section is dedicated to highlighting the very best of this fabulous tradition.  Each month we’ll feature one aspect of Turkish design – architecture, interior design, painting, sculpture, industrial design, porcelain, glass, and even fashion  – and tell you something about it.  Frequently we’ll let Internet aficionados know about relevant links and from time to time we’ll invite someone currently working in this area to share their insights with you.   

We hope that you enjoy this exciting new feature. 

Karen-Claire Voss

TURKISH TASARIM

 

Tasarým – ‘design,’ ‘representation,’ ‘imagination’