HER FAVORITE
21.March.2017
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Sanayi 313 Cruise 2017 Collection is in store now. read more
Sanayi 313 Cruise 2017 Collection is in store now. Last week, we made a special press launch for the new collection. Successful people from the fashion world in Turkey were there to see it. They asked Serena her favorite piece. She showed them the “Garofano Slippers”. 
ENİS’ MOOD BOARD
16.March.2017
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Enis took me to the first days of Sanayi 313 with the Mood Board he prepared. read more
Enis took me to the first days of Sanayi 313 with the Mood Board he prepared. The woman’s face taking place in the middle of the Mood Board was drawn by Seda Gazioğlu just before 313 was opened. The wheel around the image is symbolizing the Oto Sanayi area whereas the strong woman is a metaphor for the changing face of Sanayi. 
Today as a team, we are carrying the same excitement we had those days. That’s why I am proud of us all. 
The other objects of the Mood Board are pieces from Sanayi 313 Cruise Collection, our production chocolates, old timers of Sanayi 313 James Plumb bench and mirror, Enis’ design General Gordon poufs and Cathy Dalwood’s “Turkish Girl” sculpture which is a special edition. There are also the stairs of the store and 313’s irreplaceable the multi-purpose stools. 
Actually all those pieces remind me of different memories. The first picture I shared on Instagram was 313’s stairs. Chocolate was the first thing I brought home from 313. The multi-purpose stools (you can put your coat and bag inside it) were the first to attract my attention from the store. 
Cheers to the firsts…
ART FOR SANAYI 313 BEBEK
02.March.2017
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Sanayi 313 Bebek is open now. We are excited for our new spot in many ways. read more
Sanayi 313 Bebek is open now. We are excited for our new spot in many ways. It’s a brand new location, it's open seven days a week, until 9.30 p.m. We are serving dinner, too. There is a one big table inside; we are sharing the table with strangers and socializing with them. We are sitting in front of Sanayi 313 Bebek, watching the streets of the most posh neighborhood of Istanbul. 
Another reason of our excitement is our collaboration with PG Art Gallery. PG is exhibiting on one of the walls of Sanayi 313 Bebek. Maura Sullivan, who is known for her black and white photography, is the first artist we are welcoming. 

About the artist: 
Maura Sullivan was born in 1971 in Hartford Connecticut. She currently lives in New York, New York. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and is widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Argentina, The Netherlands, Poland, and Turkey. 
SNEAK PEEK TO CRUISE COLLECTION
01.March.2017
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We are excited for the colourful Cruise 2017 Collection. read more
We are excited for the colourful Cruise 2017 Collection. Sneak peeking to it with the "Carosello" Slippers.
“C”
22.February.2017
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Our Creative Director Enis Karavil, who emphasizes on contrast in design, is creating “one of a kind” objects with his team. read more
Our Creative Director Enis Karavil, who emphasizes on contrast in design, is creating “one of a kind” objects with his team. 
Even Karavil himself did not know that the oversized mirror, which he got from the antique fair during his visit to England, would turn into a coffee table…
“C” coffee table unfolds the powerful contrast between the cylinder base made out of ash tree and its brass body. 
One of the exciting components of this coffee table for the design team is seeing the reflections of the objects or the treats that the mirror is going to carry. 
The design story, which is private for Karavil, has many mysteries. Its name “C” is coming from the belt on the body. 
MY VALENTINE
14.February.2017
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February 14th read more
My Valentine 
BEFORE 1987
08.February.2017
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Inspired from ivories that were designed 30 years ago, Enis Karavil has created a sofa called “Before 1987”. read more
Just before Enis Karavil’s birth year, artist & designer Güngor and a real master of upholstery Abdullah designed original ivories. 30 years later, the sofa created by Enis Karavil and his team is regenerated along with a wooden structure inspired by those original ivories. Outer side on the other hand, is covered by bronze toned leather with a feeling of suede. 
313 CLASSICS
04.January.2017
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A corner of Sanayi 313 Classics... read more
A classic never goes out of style. 
Here is the corner of Sanayi 313 Classics. 
Louis Vuitton suitcases, Borsalino hats, Serge Lutens perfumes, Cire Trudon candles and Mark Cross bags. 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
30.December.2016
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Happy New Year... read more
Happy New Year...
ENİS KARAVİL – NOMINATED FOR ANDREW MARTIN DESIGN AWARDS
27.December.2016
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Enis Karavil has been a nominee for Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the year 2016. read more
Sanayi 313 Architects have been working on projects all around the world. With their base project Sanayi 313 in Maslak, İstanbul, Enis Karavil has been a nominee for the international interior designer of the year 2016 by taking place in Andrew Martin Design Review Book. This year, Nicky Haslam (77 years old) won the price. Haslam has designed many famous people’s homes such as Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry and Charles Saatchi. 
Hoping this a very good sign for the future, we are honored to be part of Andrew Martin Design Review. 
ZARINA MULES & SLIPPERS
19.December.2016
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The Zarina ornament became a fundamental piece for Sanayi 313 Shoes &Bags Collection. read more
Zarina means golden. 

The Zarina ornament became a fundamental piece for Sanayi 313 Shoes &Bags Collection.
The striking flowery adornment is assembled with layers of the gleaming black &gold threads and toped with exquisitely crafted ball in the center to give the perfect three-dimensional effect. Both Zarina slippers and Mules would be ideal for evening; they’re also great for elevating simple attire.
Stay tuned… We will see more of the ‘’Zarina’’ for the next season in different silhouettes and colors…
PROJECT “BEYKOZ”
29.November.2016
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Sanayi 313 Architects are telling us about their latest project “Beykoz House”. read more
Sanayi 313 Architects are telling us about their latest project “Beykoz House”.

The color dominance of the owner’s art collection over the base colors of the house was our main focus. We chose natural colors, making use of the calmness of white. We aimed to create a plain and dynamic base. Glass, wood and marble are the main materials used in the house. While the chimney portion has curved lines, sitting area having sharp and thud lines creates a nice contrast. 
The art collection consisting of Fausto Zonaro, Fikret Mualla, Ergin İnan, Nedim Günsür, Erol Akyavaş, Halil Altındere, Burhan Doğançay, Koray Eriş, Julian Opie and Yaşam Şaşmazer is complete with Paul Evans bronze cast coffee table, Dominique Imbert chimney and “Bubi” coffee table collection, which we designed for the owner’s special request. 
THE STORY BEHIND GARCIA
28.November.2016
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Let’s make a statement on lively Christmas nights with Garcia Slippers or Mules. But first we need to learn the story behind Garcia. read more
Let’s make a statement on lively Christmas nights with Garcia Slippers or Mules. But first we need to learn the story behind Garcia. 

Each metal yarns are assembled to form an elaborate line of tassels.
The metal yarns artwork are executed in rigorous precision, starting with the craftsman drawing the lines on the base of the fabrics, followed by dying each metal yarns with a different color and finally weaving and sewing metal threads one by one. 
You can make a statement with a saddle luster of the metal yarns. They are unique and whimsical. Garcia Slippers reminds us the opulent 18th-century antiques, royal furniture, carpets, tapestries or curtains from a French Chateau.
EYES WIDE SHUT!
16.November.2016
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Misti Slippers - Eyes wide shut. read more
Eyes wide shut with Misti Slippers...
NEW IN STORE
07.November.2016
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Borsalino hats are the newest in store. read more
Borsalino hats; the newest goodies in store, are representing the upcoming winter days. Since 1857, Borsalina has been representing tradition. All of the pieces are made in Italy and they have an unmistakable style. 

www.borsalino.com
SUMMER 2017 COLLECTION UNVEILED
28.October.2016
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Sanayi 313 Atelier unveiled Summer 2017 Collection during Paris and Milan Fashion week. read more
Sanayi 313 Atelier unveiled Summer 2017 Collection during Paris and Milan Fashion week.
Tomasi Taylor and Nasiba Adilova were spotted at the fashion shows with their dashing Sanayi 313 shoes.
It is always wonderful to encounter Sanayi 313 completing versatile looks from easy-going, casual jeans to front raw attires.
TRIPEDAL
18.October.2016
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Tripedal display designed by Enis Karavil and his team Sanayi313 Architects brings together old cast-iron legs with a Walnut counter top retail display case, set on a beveled wood plinth. read more
Tripedal display designed by Enis Karavil and his team Sanayi313 Architects brings together old cast-iron legs with a Walnut counter top retail display case, set on a beveled wood plinth. The Tripedal (three-legged crow) is a creature found in various mythologies. Also, it is believed by East Asian cultures to inhabit and represent the Sun. Karavil combines this mythological figure with his modern idea and displays precious items from "Sanayi313 Picks" with a natural light that reminds of Sun.
HANDMADE MAKES YOU UNIQUE!
05.October.2016
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Who wouldn’t want to wear something that is unique to them? read more
Who wouldn’t want to wear something that is unique to them? Since Sanayi 313 Shoes & Bags Collection is executed by hand using traditional skills in artisanal workshops all around the world, it is almost impossible to repeat the same pattern or texture. It takes 36-60 hours to weave each thread and complete one establishment on slippers.
This seasons favorites CIGNO and CASCATA are very special… While you are dancing in your CASCATA heels, you’ll be the center of attention. If you carry that CIGNO flap bag, oh, everyone will be chasing you! 
Enjoy this winter by being yourself, being special, being unique. 
ART SCULPTURE BY UMBERTO DATTOLA
03.October.2016
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“My work is a search of sense, beautiful and truth in the most realistic of ways; the making of things,” says the Italian artist Dattola. read more
“My work is a search of sense, beautiful and truth in the most realistic of ways; the making of things,” says the Italian artist Dattola. 
About this new piece by Dattola that has taken its place in Sanayi 313: 
“Furniture that can change shapes, growing to the sky, with long legs are becoming art sculptures. Every piece is accompanied with an intimate story that sheds light on the emotional relationship established with his owner. The result is a complex exhibition, where the craftsmanship is combined with stories”.
READY TO DANCE FOR FALL&WINTER
10.September.2016
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Sanayi 313 Fall/Winter Shoes & Bags collection has taken its place on the shelves. read more
Sanayi 313 Fall/Winter Shoes & Bags collection has taken its place on the shelves. From the USA to Saudi Arabia, from Germany to China our shoes and bags are ready to dance in winter. Are you?
MOSAICKED NEOCLASSICAL CHAIR BY HILLSIDEOUT
10.September.2016
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The neoclassical chair is part of Hillsideout’s mosaicked furniture collection that finds its inspiration in the element 'water'. read more
The neoclassical chair is part of Hillsideout’s mosaicked furniture collection that finds its inspiration in the element 'water'.
This restored chair of walnut and black ebony wood originated in Italy during the beginning of the 20th century. The original sitting has been replaced with a sitting made of transparent plexy glass and colored mosaics, which are immersed in resin. The antique marquetry and carved ornamental motifs of the chair are particularly beautiful and unify different classical styles like the Baroque, the Rococo and the Gothic in order to become a Neoclassical style which is meant to reflect grace and power. This piece is, in effect, classical architecture in miniature. 
The transparency permits a new way of using antique chairs, which makes them contemporary and even more unique.
 
Dimensions: L 44 cm x D 43 cm x H 91 cm | unique edition for Sanayi 313

www.hillsideout.com
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
09.September.2016
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Happy holidays read more
Closed on 10-19 September.
UNUSUAL MOMENTS' MONUMENT
25.August.2016
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"This is for the unusual oasis you created in a place like Sanayi. “Unusual Moments’ Monument” is for the designs exhibited anomalously in Sanayi 313…" Seçkin Pirim read more
"This is for the unusual oasis you created in a place like Sanayi. “Unusual Moments’ Monument” is for the designs exhibited anomalously in Sanayi 313…"
Seçkin Pirim

The sculpture “Unusual Moments’ Monument” projected by Seçkin Pirim especially for Sanayi 313 is much more than a monument. It actually roots in neighborhood, friendship, shared ideas, inspiring conversations. 
Those were the days when we started with the idea of ‘finding the right path in every society once you follow the artists.’ Sanayi 313’s doors were not open yet. We cannot forget the day Seçkin Pirim arrived to Sanayi 313 with his motorcycle right after receiving our invitation. He had tea, tasted our spinach quiche, looked around the store and shared with us his thoughts. It was very important to hear an artist’s opinions. As time went by, we went to visit his atelier; he became one of our regulars. 
New ideas were created after our conversations every time. We started with the color red. It was a contrast to Sanayi 313’s black & white. We decided on plates, reflecting the Oto Sanayi area, which we love and share. Unity of the pieces was important. Our opinions were in concert anyhow…
Red plates were put on top of each other on a long night spent in Sanayi 313. We did not forget to videotape the whole process through the lenses of Murathan Özbek and Veysel Değertekin. 

“Unusual Moments’ Monument” is standing grandiosely at where it belongs, symbolizing our friendship. On behalf of what Seçkin Pirim and Sanayi 313 shared and still sharing…
LIKE A ROUGH JEWELRY
03.August.2016
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Inspired from French interior and product designer Adrée Putman, Putman Slippers are the new statement of our Fall/Winter Collection. read more
Inspired from French interior and product designer Adrée Putman, Putman Slippers are the new statement of our Fall/Winter Collection. Just like Andrée Putman, these slippers are multi-disciplinary. On top of black, stone coal and oxidized antique gold are used together creating a three dimensional effect. Putman Slippers are like a big jewelry in the form of a rough leaf. 
Symbolizing the masculine woman, Putman Slippers are our sign for the continuity of the slippers for all the seasons. 
PENTAGON
26.July.2016
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Enis is telling us about the display “Pentagon” specially designed for Sanayi 313. read more
Enis is telling us about the display “Pentagon” specially designed for Sanayi 313.
“Pentagon”, which is designed by Sanayi 313 Architects, takes its names from its shape. Since the display makes the objects it exposes untouchable, it is right to state that we were inspired by “Pentagon, Department of Defense” located in the USA. 
The woodgrain, the drabbet used in the display’s inner cover and bronze legs completed by hand workmanship create a visible contrast. Sometimes our visitors say that the display itself leaves the valuable objects exposed inside behind. 
WE ARE GOING ON HOLIDAYS!
01.July.2016
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WE ARE GOING ON HOLIDAYS! read more
We are going on holidays.
2017 CRUISE COLLECTION
29.June.2016
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Sanayi 313 presented the Cruise 2017 Collection. read more
Sanayi 313 presented the Cruise 2017 Collection in Milan and Paris last month. Bloggers, fashion editors and buyers had the chance to view the new collection!
NEW JEWELERY IN SHOP
20.June.2016
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Regina Dabdab is a Brazilian designer based in Paris. read more
Regina Dabdab is a Brazilian designer based in Paris. Amazonian flora and fauna, concrete architecture of the city Sao Paulo (where she was born) and Natural History Museum aesthetics influence Dabdab. 
Her new series is called “Still Lifes”. Dabdab uses materials such as semi precious stones and minerals from Latin America; driftwood from Corsica; white, black and red corals from Indonesia…
SUMMER IS HERE!
02.June.2016
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Serena shared her summer mood board with us. read more
Serena shared her summer mood board with us. With the images she chose, she took us to a vintage summer. Stripes, high-waist bikinis and scenes from Majorca came together with her shoes and bags designs. We are ready for SUMMER 2016. 
SANAYI 313 ARCHITECTS’ NEW PROJECT: “EMİRGAN HOUSE”
29.May.2016
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Second-degree historical monument has four floors covering 270 square meters of area. read more
Second-degree historical monument has four floors covering 270 square meters of area. The basement of the house is ferroconcrete, whereas all the other floors are wooden constructed. The house, which we renovated predicating on the original project, led us to simple touches with its typical style. 

•    In the entrance / the paintings – by Hatice Güleryüz.
•    In the entrance / the sculptures – by Kathy Dalwood, special editions for Sanayi 313.
•    Guest WC / wallpaper – special production. 
•    Guest WC / chandelier – Horhor.
•    Drawing room / green book sculpture – by Seçkin Pirim. 
•    Drawing room / fez – signed by Taner Ceylan.
•    Living room / painting – by İhsan Oğuz.
•    Living room / coffee table – Sanayi 313 design “Telaio”.
•    Bedroom / black and white collection – by Nilüfer Yıldırım and Jennifer İpekel.
•    Basement & garden / pool table – from 1920’s “Riley”. 
•    Garden / sculpture – by İhsan Oğuz. 
SUMMER AT THE OFFICE
16.May.2016
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What have we done in the office to feel the summer? read more
We brought out the summer office goodies to feel the summer. In this way, while we are increasing our motivation, we are also feeling the sun.

Leather / Fabric Notebook - Sanayi 313
Vintage Compass - 313 Collection
Cork Pin - Hay
Paperclip with Magnet - Hay
Cube ruler - Hay
Brass / Copper Pens - Y Studio
Brass / Copper Black Pen - Y Studio
Brass Casting Scissors - Hay
Ceramic Vase and Cactus - Serax
Weekly Calender - Serax
Carob Envelope Opener - Abbeyhorn
ANDREW MARTIN & SANAYİ 313
13.May.2016
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Sanayi 313 has been selected to feature in Interior Design Review. read more
We are delighted to inform you that Sanayi 313 has been selected to feature in this year's 20th Volume of the Interior Design Review. 
DISCO NIGHTS
03.May.2016
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We are ready for summer's disco nights. read more
We are ready for summer's disco nights with our disco slippers. Let's dance!
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
29.April.2016
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As Sanayi 313 Architects, we visited the annual event “Design Week” in Milan. read more
As Sanayi 313 Architects, we visited the annual event “Design Week” in Milan.
Our experience, which started at Salone del Mobille fairground, continued with seeing the impressive installations made by different designers all around the city. 
For our ongoing projects, we met with furniture, accessories, lighting and kitchen/bathroom firms located in the furniture fair. The most exciting part of the fair was meeting with young designers in the “Salone Satellite” area.
During the Design Week, we had the chance to experience artistic platforms such as Fondazione Prada, Spazio Rossano Orlando, Corso Como10 and Superstudio.
We chatted with the designers of the brand “Hillsideout” Nats and Andrea whose work was shown in Spazio Rossano Orlandi and also takes place at Sanayi 313.We visited and were fascinated with the spectacular artworks in Via Tortona and Brera areas. 
We couldn’t forget and are still under the influence of “To The Son of Man Who Ate The Scroll by Goshika Macuga” in Fondazione Prada, “Anticipation” created by the designer “Formafantasma” and “Lexus” in Via Tortona, “Time Machine” made by “Toyota” and “Setsuna”, the installation called “Time is Time” created from clock face of Citizen watches, “African Women” created by lighting firm “Barovier&Tosso” out of crystals, the fun exhibition of Moooi and the way Dimore Studio exhibited with the voice of door creaking that was both visual and songful…
FOR MEN
18.April.2016
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This time, it is only for men. read more
This time, it is only for men. We thought of Sanayi 313 man who appreciates little details on every design, gives special importance to the quality as well as the story behind each product. We chose these men products accordingly. 

Bow tie: Rosi & Ghezzi (%100 Cotton)
Cufflinks: 313 - Enis Karavil design
Vintage Cufflink Box: 313 Collection
A History of Men's Fashion: Idea Books (Vintage)
The Gentlemen's Club of London: Idea Books (Vintage)
WE WELCOME SPRING
30.March.2016
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Spring is here at Sanayi 313. read more
Spring is here at Sanayi 313. We leave the velvets behind and welcome spring with raffia and pom pons. 
A NEW PROJECT BY SANAYİ 313 ARCHITECTS
22.March.2016
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Sanayi 313 Architects are telling us about their latest project ‘Bebek House’. read more
Sanayi 313 Architects are telling us about their latest project ‘Bebek House’: 

By taking into consideration the wishes of our customer, we began with the idea of creating a both visual and a functional house. We completed our two-months long renovation and decoration process with unique furniture and accessories created specially for the homeowner. Many of the accessories were provided from Sanayi 313. We enriched our designs with art works and different textures, which make the house special.

•    In the entrance / 3D Wall Sculpture - by John Wison, Limited Edition 22/50
•    Living room / Round shaped painting – Oil painting on canvas: “Socialization” by İhsan Oturmak
•    Living room / Square shaped painting – Acrylic on canvas: “Joy of Life” by İhsan Oğuz
•    Living room / Chandelier – BB.07.45” by Lindsey Adelman
•    Bedroom / Painting – Acrylic on steel: “Dear John II” by Berkay Buğdanoğlu

*For the rest of the pictures, you can visit Architects/Projects. 
SANAYİ 313 IMAGINARY WOMAN
18.March.2016
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We imagined the perfect Sanayi 313 woman. read more
We imagined the perfect Sanayi 313 woman. 
With her Anndra Neen jewelry, Mark Cross bag from the Grace Box Collection (inspired from the Overnight Case Grace Kelly used in the film “Rear Window”), the imaginary woman looks cool and chic. Her vanity mirror is not a standard one. Made out of bell metal, it was found in a secret antique place in London. She doesn’t keep her jewelry in a box; she likes to see them on a hand sculpture by Areaware. She is interested in arts, reading “Women in Art” from Assouline these days. She comes to Sanayi 313 for lunch and has the salmon with coconut milk basmati rice and spinach.
ADMIRE THE ANTIQUE ARMCHAIRS
10.March.2016
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Sanayi 313 has this incredible antique mosaiced piece from Hillsideout. The 19th century armchair is a contrast between history and contemporary. We talked with the creators of Hillsideout Andrea and Nat: read more
Sanayi 313 has this incredible antique mosaiced piece from Hillsideout. The 19th century armchair is a contrast between history and contemporary. We talked with the creators of Hillsideout Andrea and Nat: 
We would like to get to know you better. 
Andrea: Nat and me are individually very different but we both look for perfection in what we do, trying to create always something new. Nat is more the artist of the duo; I am the one who tries to make the ideas possible.
How do you feel when you are creating brand new furniture out of antique pieces?
A: We love to use antique materials; working with pieces that are old and unique gives us great emotion. To me, it gives the opportunity to see antique technical details in construction and I can never get enough of it.
Nat: An old piece makes you feel unique because it is definitely a particular piece, you don’t know the whole story of it but you are part of it because the piece is there in front of you. So there is a coincidence factor that fascinates me and then there is somehow a feeling of duty. I cannot leave well-elaborated pieces hidden and forgotten somewhere. So the invention we create for the specific pieces, is for keeping them alive and to give them another try, to extend their lifetime. 
Would you tell us about your typical working day?
A: We do not have a typical day because we do not have a typical working place. We work in two studios, one is in Italy close to Bologna on the hillside near-by Tuscany and the other one is in Berlin. As we are often abroad our days are not regular at all.
N: Nevertheless, Andrea is more regular than me and he is the one who makes noise by building something already in the morning. I am more flexible than him. I can work everywhere. I draw, I take pictures, I write, I build… and often until midnight. 
Since Sanayi 313 has the neoclassical-mosaiced armchairs you created, would you share with us more information about your mosaic line? It is really interesting to see contemporary mosaic on pieces from the 19th century.
N: I come from Halle/Saale, an industrial German town. When I arrived in Bologna, which is a beautiful medieval town, I was fascinated by the history seen in the architecture. You did not need any books, it was all written there on the columns, floors and on the stones. Water left tracks on antique columns. You can still see that Bologna used to be a city of water. The rivers were covered later but the traces talk. Hence, the idea of water and reflection was there since a while. When we saw antique mosaiced tiles and old floors under water in Ravenna and also in Istanbul, we thought that it would be a beautiful idea trying to rebuild it somehow in a miniature. The wooden pieces needed to be old for showing this concept and the mosaics needed to have new contemporary colors for emphasizing the contrast between old and new.
Have you been to Turkey? Where were the places you visited, what are the memories you remember and what kind of inspirations you found in our country? 
A: Yes, we both visited your amazing country several times. Last time was in November 2014 where we exhibited a couple of pieces during the Istanbul Design Week, we enjoyed the many contrasts of your daily life. However, I like to remember me as a child in Efes and Pamukkale. 30 years ago there was no tourism as far as I remember and the pure and holy beauty of these places are unforgettable.
1920’S SNOOKER TABLE
20.February.2016
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As this antique snooker table arrived at Sanayi 313, it straight away found it’s way to a perfect surrounding. read more
As this antique snooker table arrived at Sanayi 313, it straight away found it’s way to a perfect surrounding. Now serving as both dinner and snooker table, we didn’t want to skip sharing its special features with you.
It is a quarter size mahogany snooker table that converts to a table, by quality made by English maker Riley. Made out of baize and frame in excellent condition, it is complete with period balls and cues. The snooker table is English and goes back to 1920’s. 
CRIZU’S FOLDED BOOKS
15.February.2016
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A couple from Italy creates sculptures out of folded books. They fold every page by hand! We talked with Anna Bonino, one of the founders of Crizu. She thinks Crizu is similar to Sanayi 313 in terms of combining old traditions with modern designs. read more
A couple from Italy creates sculptures out of folded books. They fold every page by hand! We talked with Anna Bonino, one of the founders of Crizu. She thinks Crizu is similar to Sanayi 313 in terms of combining old traditions with modern designs. 

How did you come up with the idea of turning books into sculptures by folding them?
As these things often happen, the idea of transforming books into sculptures came by an unexpected chance. We used to live in New York City. One day, in a super high-end oriental antiquities shop, we noticed a book placed in a theca, which had cuts running through the pages creating a beautiful design. We loved it so much, we tried to replicate the effect with the books we had at home. But we did not dare to cut. So, we began to fold! That is how it all began. All our paper sculptures today are hand folded, page after page, here in Italy and nothing is cut away apart from the front cover. We are transforming books into modern and sophisticated design objects. We now generally use old obsolete Italian books that go from the 1920’s till the 1990’s. Each book can be considered ‘one of a kind’ piece for two books are never alike to begin with, and it is impossible for us to make two sculptures identical. 

When someone sees your folded books for the first time, what is the general reaction?
Actually the reactions are very personal and fascinating. I always find it interesting to listen to how people engage with our folded books. Our books awake the most different impressions but the most frequent emotion, that combines them all, is curiosity and wonder. Almost all people appeal to books. They are a strong part of our cultural heritage for their contents and treasure, but also as objects in their own right - beautiful objects we all adore. The idea of transforming an obsolete book, forgotten on a shelf, into a new concept, a new life, a design object is actually quite powerful to many. 

If you were to create an abstract sculpture from an unusual material other than books, what would it be?
We actually do. On a very private and reduced scale, we make particular works of sculpture on old wooden trunks. We clean them bare of their bark until they are smoothly pleasant to the touch and eye. Then we begin to write, with special pens, long selections of texts from our favorite readings: Anna Karenina, War and Peace, The Book of Job, A Room with a View etc. The idea is again: word, man, knowledge, nature and art. All combined together quite simply, but with great strength.

When we reached you from Turkey for the folded books, how did you feel?
We were thrilled and immensely pleased. Istanbul and Turkey in general, are such fascinating places and it is impossible not to be impressed by your profound culture and incredible sense of esthetic. For our sculptures to be a part of this, is a great opportunity and we are very grateful. It is fantastic when the sense of heritage is still felt beneath the new forms of modern living and design (talking about 313). In a way, just as our books!

Have you ever been to Turkey? If yes, what were your favorite destinations? Which historical places, structures, neighborhoods gave you inspiration?
Yes! But, I have been only to Istanbul up to now. The trip was a wedding gift from a dear family friend who treated my husband and I to a magnificent weekend in your fabulous city. It was a long last dream of mine to visit this fantastic city I have always read about in my history and art books during my studies. A city, a melting pot that goes back for centuries. I was overwhelmed. We spent most of our time visiting the historical sites of Topkapı Palace, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the very colorful market, parks and a marvelous cruise on the Bosporus and other wonderful places and monuments. At night the restaurants gave us a flash of how vibrant the city is. We had great fun Fenix.
It was impossible for me not to bring back home inspirations and energy from such a place.

Where do you take your inspiration in life?
Inspirations are mysterious! I suppose from the people I meet, the places I visit. Nature is a big inspiration for me, in the sense that it gives me peace. The beauty you see in nature really touches your heart and soul. I guess life is just one big inspiration! The best ideas sometimes also come from mistakes or when things come out different as to how they were planned. And they are more beautiful than the original idea! This is actually the aspect I prefer the most. The idea that things can be totally unpredictable… Very exciting.

What are your plans about your sculptures for 2016?
We are working on some new models of folds for our sculptures, especially for our wall pieces. It also always depends on what books we come across. It is the book that dictates the outcome. We have a lot of new ideas actually! We are also thinking of introducing mirrors in order to appreciate movement of the folds more. A lot of surprises! I hope you will be interested!
SANAYI313 ARCHITECTS VISIT MAISON & OBJET 2016
03.February.2016
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Maison & Objet fair, which takes place twice a year in Paris, hosts different objects varying from lighting to kitchenware, from easy living to breathtaking designs. read more
Maison & Objet fair, which takes place twice a year in Paris, hosts different objects varying from lighting to kitchenware, from easy living to breathtaking designs. 
This month, 313 Architects chose some exciting pieces from Maison Objet for its ongoing residential and commercial projects, as well as the store itself. With the occasion of this important fair, getting to know different designers contributing to the fair all around the world has become an essential opportunity for 313 Architects to expand vision. 

*Maison & Objet is a major French trade fair for interior design. Held biannually, it has been described as "among the 3 most important European events for interior design ... a huge collection of innovation and talent all in one place”.
‘VENUE OF THE YEAR’
26.January.2016
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Elle Style Awards 2015 jury special award “Venue of the Year’ went to Sanayi 313. read more
Elle Style Awards 2015 jury special award “Venue of the Year’ went to Sanayi 313. We thank Elle family for this great honor. 
SANAYİ 313 GOES WORLDWIDE
23.January.2016
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Sanayi 313 bags & shoes collection is going worldwide. read more
Sanayi 313 bags & shoes collection is going worldwide. In the upcoming days, our brand director Serena Uziyel’s SPRING/SUMMER collection will be on display in different locations around the world. What were the steps we took to go worldwide in such a short time? Or maybe there is a longer history? Serena will answer these questions for us next week. While we are waiting for our answer, we would like to share with you the locations that Sanayi 313 will take place abroad:
Matches.com, theStore Berlin (Soho House Store), Alex Eagle London, Per Lei Qatar, Lane Crawford Hong Kong and Beijing, The Shoe Level District Dubai, Rare Market Korea, K Collection Saudi Arabia, Masstone, D’NA.
BRONCO – THE SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIER
06.January.2016
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Our guard Bronco is the guy who keeps us safe by welcoming literally everyone with love and joy. He has a very unique style. read more
Our guard Bronco is the guy who keeps us safe by welcoming literally everyone with love and joy. He has a very unique style.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier originated in Ireland and is possibly one of the oldest Irish breeds. It was known as the "poor man's dog," working on farms as herders, protecting the border and as a hunter of vermin. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was first imported to the United States in 1946. 
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong, agile and well coordinated. It is a happy, playful, spirited and friendly terrier. It is very loving with children and gets along well with other dogs. These dogs have a puppy attitude that remains with them throughout their lives. They are intelligent, sweet-tempered, docile and self-confident. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers bond closely with their family. 
If we were to specifically talk about Bronco, he has a life that shuttles back and forth between his home and Sanayi 313. He loves his family and visitors of 313. He loves to test the goodies in Sanayi 313 before everyone else.  For example Bronco was the first one to test Sanayi 313 creation leather leash, which he also gave his name to.
A GREAT CHOICE
01.January.2016
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Which piece from our fall/winter collection of shoes and bags would represent New Year’s season the best? read more
Which piece from our fall/winter collection of shoes and bags would represent New Year’s season the best? We asked this question to the designer of course… Serena tells us that Ragno Mocassinos would be a great choice!

“While the soft velvet touch and delicate metallic weaving forms an absolute balance, Ragno Mocassinos are glimmering gracefully.
The Ragno Mocassinos will bring you the gleam and softness that you need for 2016.”
THERE IS AN UPSIDE-DOWN CHRISTMAS TREE IN SANAYİ 313!
31.December.2015
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The upside-down hanged Christmas tree prepared by Sanayi 313 architects gives a feeling of chandelier. read more
The upside down hanged Christmas tree prepared by Sanayi 313 architects gives a feeling of chandelier. Three meters long Christmas tree dazzle on Sanayi 313’s five meters long ceiling height. After three hours of work by five people on a structural framework, the 60-kilos tree was positioned on the ceiling. 
The architects of Sanayi 313 wish a happy new year that is not standard just like the Christmas tree they created!
HANDMADE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
16.December.2015
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We drew the Christmas spirit and placed the Christmas goodies on the drawings! read more
We drew the Christmas spirit and placed the Christmas goodies on the drawings!
The Rosi & Ghezzi burgundy bowtie is perfect for a Christmas night along with its pocket square. Don’t forget to write your wishes on your gifts with our favorite Kaweco pens.  Jupe by Jackie bowtie on the other hand, will make you shine with its different style on New Year’s Eve. The fatter Kaweco pen might be a great Christmas present as well! ENJOY CHRISTMAS!
SANAYİ 313 ARCHITECTS’ LATEST DESIGN: RAW TABLE
27.November.2015
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“Raw Table”, bringing raw and processed materials together, is a made-to-measure design by Sanayi 313 Architects. read more
“Raw Table”, bringing raw and processed materials together, is a made-to-measure design by Sanayi 313 Architects. Body of the table is produced from mahogany tree, giving it a masculine vibe. Bronze and glass shelves on the other hand; add exquisiteness, making the design complete. 
SANAYİ 313 & MAN REPELLER
26.November.2015
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Amelia Diamond from the famous humorous fashion blog site Man Repeller made an interview with our shoes & bags collections’ designer Serena Uziyel. read more
Amelia Diamond from the famous humorous fashion blog site Man Repeller made an interview with our shoes & bags collections’ designer Serena Uziyel. Here, Diamond is telling how she discovered Sanayi 313:

Shout out once again to Instagram for introducing me to a cool new thing: Sanayi 313. Deena Abdulaziz, founder of the high fashion Middle Eastern boutique D’NA, posted a photo of the brand’s embellished slippers on her account.
They were strange and beautiful and flat — all the things one seems to crave in a post-norm core world.
So, I did what anyone with a proper crush would do: a bit of light and legal stalking. Turns out Sanayi 313 isn’t just a shoe brand. The footwear was born out of a Turkish concept boutique that combines interior furnishings, fashion and food. (A restaurant sits on the same floor as furniture, home accessories and apparel.) Upstairs lives the design studio. I learned this and more in speaking with Sanayi 313 co-founder Serena Uziyel, a Parsons School of Design Graduate who honed her shoe-making technique in Milan and Florence. 
To read the interview, please visit the link below:
http://www.manrepeller.com/best_of_internet/shoesday-surprise-sanayi-313.html
JACKSON POLLOCK & ASSOULINE & SANAYİ 313
16.November.2015
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Did you know that the world-famous artist Jackson Pollock was also very creative in the kitchen? read more
Did you know that the world-famous artist Jackson Pollock was also very creative in the kitchen?
“Dinner with Jackson Pollock” took its place on the contemporary libraries with Assouline – the book company that publishes the most sophisticated books in the world. Assouline İstanbul and Sanayi 313 came together to celebrate this new book last Monday-the 9th of November. Our chef Müge presented a fabulous menu inspired from Jackson Pollock’s recipes for our guests. There was also a little contest in the name of remembering Jackson Pollock. Who was going to paint the best picture? What would the winner win? You can find answers to those questions in the pictures!
APOCRITA
04.November.2015
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Assembling ‘’Apocrita’’ family on the refined velvet ballerina is another ironic reflection of Sanayi 313. read more
Assembling ‘’Apocrita’’ family on the refined velvet ballerina is another ironic reflection of Sanayi 313. Serena continues to experiment the traditional weaving, applying embroideries and creating textures. This cluster of the Apocrita finds easily their way on the collection. This time we welcome them on the ballerina…
General Gordon Poufs
03.November.2015
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Poufs, inspired by the world-famous English origin General Charles George Gordon, bear traces of European and Asian history. read more
Poufs, inspired by the world-famous English origin General Charles George Gordon, bear traces of European and Asian history. General who is also known as “Chinese Pasha” commanded a Chinese army equipped with European weapons. 
Poufs, which are covered with foal skin, remind us of the tarbushes pashas used to wear with its theatrical fringe placed right in the middle. Contrast created by the contrary fabrics looks complete with the joints on the poufs’ body. 
IT'S TIME TO RELAX THIS WEEKEND
29.October.2015
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A long weekend is ahead of us. read more
A long weekend is ahead of us. Since the weather got cooler lately, the best program would be putting the blankets on and watching movies, series or the election results. 
Happy Republic Day!
HANDMADE GLOVES
24.October.2015
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We have a shelf dedicated to Maison Fabre gloves these days. read more
We have a shelf dedicated to Maison Fabre gloves nowadays. Once you enter the store and begin to walk around (if you are a tasteful woman or a thoughtful man), it is impossible to miss those new handmade gloves standing there with their uppish air. Yes they have that air but once they are worn with that comfortable but chic outfit, they are going to look fabulous!

About Maison Fabre: 
Maison Fabre was founded in 1924 in the famed glove-making capitol of Millau, a tiny French town with ample access to sheepskin leather. As one of the oldest family-run ateliers in southern France, Maison Fabre’s loyalty to tradition continues with brothers Jean-Marc and Olivier serving as the fourth-generation leaders behind the celebrated brand. The meticulously handmade gloves are lovingly constructed using “piqué anglais” (English stitch), a time-honored process that requires diligent patience and exception skill. Most members of the 11-person staff have been assembling the luxurious gloves for decades and are far into retirement age. Their dedication to artistry is exhibited in collaboration with prominent designers Ann Demeulemeester and Vanessa Bruno, as well as in the glossy, high fashion pages of L’Officiel, V Magazine, and Vogue Nippon.
CIRE TRUDON – THE OLDEST CANDLE MAKER IN THE WORLD
02.October.2015
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"Making of” video of Cire Trudon candles that we are pleased have in our store is like a short movie, thrilling to watch! read more
“Making of” video of Cire Trudon candles that we are pleased have in our store is like a short movie, thrilling to watch!
Established in 1643 by Claude Trudon, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker in the world. Cire Trudon candles supplied the court of Louis XIV in the 18th century. World’s most prestigious candles embody the rich history of France…
PUTTING ATELIER 313 FALL/WINTER COLLECTION INTO WORDS…
30.September.2015
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For us, Atelier 313 collections are like characters that go through seasonal change. read more
For us, Atelier 313 collections are like characters that go through seasonal change. While the idea of industrial feel turning into feminine objects with the summer collection still excites us, the color palette of the fall/winter collection is warming up already. Claret red, evergreen, Prussian blue, reddish orange and black velvets…
Along with the velvets that are at the forefront, fabrics of mat, plaid and ottoman are embroidered elaborately with hand-workmanship. We ease the significance of the irreplaceable of winter months –black- with different colors of velvet and plaids. 
Spiders that we were introduced to with the spring/summer collection are still with us during the winter, coming together with different fabrics. 
Embroidered by hand, silver-gilt threads, frizzy wool and mats are here to warm us up! On of our favorites –contrast- created by different materials, dominates the whole collection with its elegance. 
Besides the clutches, box shaped and courier bags that can be used both day and evening are the exciting new designs. 
For the collection; while it is likely to talk about a masculine vibe with the distinct edge designs, we must emphasize on the feminine details that are exposed with Serena Uziyel’s touch. 
ANDO&HADID
11.September.2015
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Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect. Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect whose work remained largely unbuilt for years, despite awards and critical acclaim. read more
Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as critical regionalism.
This thoroughly updated 2014 edition of the Ando monograph celebrates the completely unique aesthetic of one of the world's most acclaimed architects. Spanning his entire career, including such stunning new projects as the Hansol Museum in South Korea and Teatrino in Venice, Italy, it explores his unprecedented use of concrete, wood, water, light, space, and natural forms.

Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect whose work remained largely unbuilt for years, despite awards and critical acclaim. Yet in the past decade, Hadid has risen to fame and completed numerous structures like the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Glasgow Riverside Museum, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan.
This massive Taschen monograph covers her complete works to date. This volume shows the evolution of Hadid’s career; comprising buildings and furniture and interior designs, with in depth texts, spectacular photos, and her own drawings.
RAGNO MEETS FALL
09.September.2015
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Plaid is having a moment at Sanayi 313, particularly in red and greens. read more
Plaid is having a moment at Sanayi 313, particularly in red and greens. We met with silver-gilt thread bees in very recently. Now, the bees are coming together with plaids. It is wise to say that the new wintery slippers are just the sneak peek of Serena’s fall/winter collection.
TURKISH GIRLS
21.August.2015
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Made exclusively for Sanayi 313, limited edition busts belong to British artist and designer Kathy Dalwood. read more
Made exclusively for Sanayi 313, limited edition busts belong to British artist and designer Kathy Dalwood. She works primarily in plaster and concrete. Her work explores history of sculpture, fashion and architecture. Dalwood casts directly from real objects and materials. 
When we asked her to create her busts with Turkish theme, she came up with two Turkish girls. The first one “Turkish Girl” is inspired from the Turkish women’s traditional costume yashmak, fez and Galata Tower. The second bust “ Other Turkish Girl” is inspired from the traditional Turkish costume accessories; coin decorations on the headgear and Anıtkabir, Atatürk’s Mausoleum. 
We are proud to introduce Kathy Dalwood’s busts with Turkish theme in our store Sanayi 313…
NEWCOMERS
18.August.2015
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We have newcomers in the store, a pig bank and a turtle box. read more
We have newcomers in the store, a pig bank and a turtle box. Bank in the form of a pig was cast from a pig that died of natural causes. The bank holds up to $10,000 in dollar bills. Turtle Box was also cast from a turtle that died of natural causes. Its shell opens to reveal a secret compartment for storing small objects. The designer Harry Allen used resin and marble for our new comers. Allen’s works are in many permanent collections including MOMA and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 
AUTUMN IS COMING
05.August.2015
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In spite of the blistering weather conditions, September is very close by. read more
In spite of the blistering weather conditions, September is very close by. Soon enough, leaves will yellow, it is going to rain, vacations will be less and the city is going to be full of people. In such a state of mind, we found ourselves bringing together the gadgets of 313 that evoke the feeling of the month September.
THE STRANGE DRAMA OF JAMESPLUMB
31.July.2015
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James Russell and Hannah Plumb designed the two old-timer furniture placed in Sanayi 313 within their brand “JAMESPLUMB”. read more
James Russell and Hannah Plumb designed the two old-timer furniture placed in Sanayi 313 within their brand “JAMESPLUMB”. Dr. Graham Erickson, who is a professional on vision therapy, describes their style in the perfect way possible: “Other languages have words which describe the emotion between happy and sad. Likewise, there is a word to define the taste that occurs between sweet, savory and bitter. Such a language might well be suited to describing the strange drama of JAMESPLUMB.”

Hannah and James work under the name JamesPlumb and met while studying fine art and sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art in London. They now live together in South London, creating assemblages and interiors from salvaged and forgotten pieces. The pieces they design can be described as “art with a purpose”. 
HE IS AN İSTANBUL GENTLEMAN “ABDÜLCANBAZ”
05.July.2015
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One of the leaders of the team “BİZ Karikatür ve Çizgi Roman Koleksiyonu” (BİZ Comics and Cartoon Collection) Yağmur Uslu, is telling us about their “The İstanbul Gentleman Abdülcanbaz” journey. read more
One of the leaders of the team “BİZ Karikatür ve Çizgi Roman Koleksiyonu” (BİZ Comics and Cartoon Collection) Yağmur Uslu, is telling us about their “The İstanbul Gentleman Abdülcanbaz” journey. Abdülcanbaz’s adventures that go beyond the boundaries of time and space have met cartoon lovers with its new design. The team has also carried this awesome comic series written and drawn by one of the most important caricaturists of Turkey-Turhan Selçuk, to the digital world with the new iPad application both in Turkish and English.  “The collectors edition” of Abdülcanbaz series has taken their place in Sanayi 313’s library that combines the new and the old. Uslu finds Sanayi 313 and the collectors editions of Abdülcanbaz similar in terms of their innovativeness and distinctness. 

Would you tell us about how you first started this journey?
I was a child when I first met with Abdülcanbaz… He was there at the front corner of my art lover family’s library full of comics and cartoons. After many years, our paths have crossed with Turhan Selçuk who Yaşar Kemal describes as “Our century’s above the ordinary adventure”. I am glad that I had the chance to meet him. My father Osman Uslu found out about Turhan Selçuk’s decision on transferring the series from an article on Cumhuriyet Newspaper in 2006. With my father, we met with Mr. Turhan. It was our privilege to carry Abdülcanbaz to the future. 

What do you think is the most important lesson we can learn from Abdülcanbaz for the modern kind of living?
The war between good and bad, the journalism after the righteousness, İstanbul, exciting and fantastic worlds, places, inventions and creatures, friendship and team spirit, beautiful women and love… Both orientalist and modern… These are all parts of the adventures of Abdülcanbaz.
We can learn from Abdülcanbaz to be the “right” person, the “right” friend, to go after the “right” adventures.

The “collectors editions” of Abdülcanbaz are at display in Sanayi 313. In what ways do you find Abdülcanbaz and Sanayi 313 similar?
We have the aim of doing worldwide quality works within the context of Abdülcanbaz Project. It is the first time in Turkey that a cartoon series is in the format of “collectors edition”. As a team, we believe that similar innovations should take place in Turkey. Sanayi 313, which is the latest favorite of art and design lovers and collectors, is similar to Abdülcanbaz in terms of its innovativeness and distinctness. 

What are your plans for Abdülcanbaz in the future?
We have a big goal, to create a museum that is going to be one of the icons of İstanbul worldwide, “Abdülcanbaz Museum”. In this way, Abdülcanbaz will be a universal brand value for Turkey. 

For more information: www.abdulcanbaz.biz
STANDING ASHTRAY
28.June.2015
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The roots of this ashtray combine a story from Colombia with a European touch. read more
The roots of this ashtray combine a story from Colombia with a European touch.
Two honeymooners stay in a hotel that used to be a convent with a very old church inside, in Cartagena’s old town.
They see ashtrays around with coffee beans inside and make them think of the upcoming creation in Istanbul.
The ashtray blends vintage and contemporary styles just like Sanayi313. The idea of ending your cigarette in a bronze globe on an old iron leg with a smell of Colombia still excites the designer Enis Karavil.
POMPON PARTY
23.June.2015
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While Serena is working at her atelier in Sanayi 313, she dreams of those designs she wants to see on display downstairs and then starts visualizing them… read more
While Serena is working at her atelier in Sanayi 313, she dreams of those designs she wants to see on display downstairs and then starts visualizing them… Serena sends the technical details of the designs to India and the craftsmen over there begin working right away. Sandals are embroidered one by one. For one pair, one “karigar” (the name of the person who does the embroidery in India) works minimum for two days. As the details of the process reach Sanayi 313, the instructions are sent to the other side. Towards the end, Serena hits the road for India and interferes in the operation. 
We want to hear more from the designer herself:
“I could say that I was mesmerized when I first went to an embroidery atelier and sat with those craftsmen. Art of embroidery in India is almost a person’s way of expressing him/herself. Artisans in those ateliers work at least 14 hours a day. They have sessions of imagining once a week, while watching Bollywood movies…”
The base of those sandals, which are the transformation of traditional craftsmanship into modern world, is laid first at Serena’s office in Sanayi 313. Colors, the places she visits around the world, objects she dreams of, shapes or simply a person she is impressed of could give her spirit! Serena characterizes the pompon “slip-on sandals” as meeting of transverse colors, fun, happy and colorful. Gold thread sandals on the other hand, are one of the favorites of Sanayi 313 team!
 
NİLÜFER YILDIRIM AT SANAYİ 313 ON A SUNDAY
15.June.2015
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Nilüfer Yıldırım drew her latest series “Roots” at one of the walls of Sanayi 313 on a Sunday when we saw four seasons at the same time. A big structural framework was constructed before the artist started painting. 10 hour long process was filmed by İdil Ergün and Elvan Otgen, which turned into a short movie. We chatted with Nilüfer Yıldırım about that day… read more
Nilüfer Yıldırım drew her latest series “Roots” at one of the walls of Sanayi 313 on a Sunday when we saw four seasons at the same time. A big structural framework was constructed before the artist started painting. 10 hour long process was filmed by İdil Ergün and Elvan Otgen, which turned into a short movie. We chatted with Nilüfer Yıldırım about that day… 

What were your feelings when you first came to Sanayi 313?
The first time I came here was to talk about the project, I was trying to set things right in my mind. I realized that though Sanayi 313 was new and hip, the place made me feel comfortable and I truly understood the feelings behind this creation. That feeling was close to me, so everything was well and natural. 

We made a suggestion to you, painting one of the walls of Sanayi 313. You said ‘yes’ without hesitation. What made you decide so quickly?
Sanayi 313 met my expectations the moment I stepped inside. Making something that has never been done before in a place that also made something that hasn’t been done before, stepping outside the routine of everyday life and expressing myself in an environment that is open to public was the ideal scenario for me. 
New and different always put me in action. Situations in which I don’t now what to expect, always turn into games, adventures that give me inspiration.

Then you drew your own “Roots” at this wall. What can you tell us about your “Roots” series? How do you think are the two; “Roots” and Sanayi 313, connected?
“Roots” examine people’s connection to their origins, the memories and links coming from their pasts and the concepts of being attached or dependent to and isolated from the societies people live in.  “When we think we are isolated from the society the most, we still have our connection. Actually we can never be isolated totally.” This was the philosophy behind “Roots”. Sanayi 313 is in the middle of Atatürk Oto Sanayi. Even though it belongs to this area, Sanayi 313 manages to create a world isolated from its neighborhood. In this sense, it was a great place to exhibit “Roots”. 

What was different about the paints you used on the wall?
Since I didn’t work at such a surface before, the technique and materials I used were experimental. I painted with trial and error method by using many different kinds of colorings at a surface painted with metallic paint. I used water based and oil paints along with colorings special to metallic surface. 

How would you describe that Sunday you made this painting?
It was a day we saw four seasons at the same time with many different feelings in the air. Even the audience worked with maximum effort. The most pleasurable aspect of working within a big group is seeing the reflection of interactions in the artwork created. The painting took approximately 10 hours. While I was working, İdil Ergün was filming the process with Elvan Otgen’s art direction.

I remember your happiness when you looked at the final painting. I would like to hear that moment from you…
Whatever you do, if you complete it with satisfaction, it is an unbelievable feeling of pleasure.

Now, people you don’t know are eating while looking at your painting; maybe they are lost in it or feel something totally new. What do you feel about this?
As if I am always there. It’s like the connection you feel to the place where you made a great effort. People create art for many different reasons, to come to people’s attention, to create consciousness, to be in the moment, to reflect a feeling…  In this sense, to meet with a limitless audience, to be able to touch someone without being there is great. But at the end, to be satisfied with the artwork I created is the most important thing to me.

-Check out our movie section for the longer version.
ANOTHER PIG!
07.June.2015
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This is the second pig in the store. read more
This is the second pig in the store. First pig was charged with carrying the ices. When it want away we got very sad. Now the second pig is here. It looks pretty hungry. Maybe he is tired of drinking water. So we decided to feed him with attention. Here he is, making an appearance.  
CAN’T DECIDE!
31.May.2015
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Summer is here, so are the newly designed espadrilles. read more
Summer is here, so are the newly designed espadrilles. But we have a problem; we can’t decide which one to wear. We have been trying them over and over and still, there is no result! So we asked the designer Serena Uziyel. “Get the one that you will rock and have fun the most. Summer is all about fun, joy and salty water. Happy summer!” 
WOULD YOU LIKE SOME SALT AND PEPPER WITH YOUR FOOD?
22.May.2015
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Yes, we want some salt and pepper but only David Shrigley kind would do us good! read more
Yes, we want some salt and pepper but only David Shrigley kind would do us good! David Shrigley is a sculptor, a cartoonist, a musician and a comic from the UK. His art is weird, funny and conceptual. Cocaine and heroin shakers are made from bone china in Staffordshire, England. One of our favorite items in the store!
THE SELBY IS IN OTO SANAYİ!
30.April.2015
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The Selby is pretty popular these days. But for the ones who missed it, a small introduction might be useful. read more
The Selby is pretty popular these days. But for the ones who missed it, a small introduction might be useful. Todd Selby is a photographer, director, author and illustrator who, in 2008 started to shoot his friends in their homes and post them to his website. The Selby became so popular that people all around the world wanted their homes to be featured on the site. If you haven’t done so, you should check out the website and be amazed as soon as possible!
Along with the website, Todd Selby published three books since 2010. “The Selby is In Your Place”; focusing on musicians, artists and authors’ homes, “Edible Selby”; focusing on kitchens, gardens and restaurants of the interesting people in the culinary world and “Fashionable Selby”; exploring the colorful people of the fashion world are now in Sanayi 313, Oto Sanayi. 
Todd Selby didn’t come to Sanayi 313 yet but his books are there to represent him and to remind us that maybe soon he may visit our store as well! 
GOTHIC CORNER AT THE STORE
22.April.2015
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It is not easy to spot the gothic corner filled with Alice Waese jewelry designs. If you look carefully, you will discover the silver stack ring, safety pin earrings, the double ring, oh I can go on! Alice does not only design jewelry, but she draws as well. And she draws beautifully. read more
It is not easy to spot the gothic corner filled with Alice Waese jewelry designs.  If you look carefully, you will discover the silver stack ring, safety pin earrings, the double ring, oh I can go on! Alice does not only design jewelry, but she draws as well. And she draws beautifully. 

Five adjectives that describe you:
Experimental, inquisitive, committed, spacey and playful.

One paragraph to tell us about how you started to design jewelry:
I started designing jewelry after studying poetry, fashion and fine art as well as working as design assistant to Maria Cornejo. Jewelry came about quite organically as a sort of synthesis of all the things I’d studied and absorbed. In a way jewelry is a precious combination of sculpture, fashion and a bit of poetry.

A sentence describing your style of design:
Raw and a little whimsical. 

Three things that inspire you the most:
The animal kingdom, antique pajamas and menswear, raw materials.

Unlimited words for why and what you draw:
I think I draw out of a sort of spiritual and creative necessity. The process of drawing itself is a meditation and a part of finding inspiration for the rest of the collection. The content is varied, often based on connections between people, animals, objects and nature, depictions of epic battles and a lot of hybrids.
I grew up with a father who is a painter and had one rule, “never erase”. I think this rule plays a major role in my art practice and career ;)

Your feelings for İstanbul and Sanayi 313:
I’ve been to Istanbul once and loved it. The markets, the hammams, the textiles, the call to prayer, I found it very inspiring, Sanayi 313 looks like a beautiful space and I love the curation. 

The meaning of numbers for you:
I think math can be beautiful if it’s taught properly, I wish I were a mathematician. 

What is your favorite or lucky number and why:
Always been the number 7. Not sure why, maybe from a past life.

When will you come and visit us? 
Really soon I hope!!
FROM ARCTIC EUROPE
14.April.2015
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Maria Rudman, the designer of these braided leather bracelets, tells us that she collaborates with best craftsmen and women from Northern Sweden who have the rare know-how of this beautiful embroidery technique, which was a forgotten craft. read more
Maria Rudman, the designer of these braided leather bracelets, tells us that she collaborates with best craftsmen and women from Northern Sweden who have the rare know-how of this beautiful embroidery technique, which was a forgotten craft. 

We would like to get to know you better. Who is Maria Rudman?
I grew up in Sweden, in a house filled with handicrafts collected by my family. Part of my family stemmed from the Arctic Swedish Lapland, and thanks to them, I was at a young age introduced to the beauty, history, traditions and crafts of the Saami tribe, the original inhabitants of Northern Scandinavia. 
Eager to discover the world, I left Sweden at 17 to become a fashion model and a photographer. This gave me the opportunity to travel all around the globe and become a citizen of the world. I then settled in Paris, where I worked as a presenter for a French TV show on rock music. While my life was some kind of glamorous, my passion remained attached to my deep roots in the North.

You are creating these incredible braided and embroidered bracelets. How did you start doing this business? 
I explored the fashion and designers’ world first as a model, a TV-presenter, a photographer, a fashion stylist and a costume designer. I had the habit of always mixing old with contemporary styles. There was always a vintage piece of clothing I could find in my grandmother’s wardrobe that could match a new dress from a Japanese or French designer. I was wearing one traditional pewter embroidered leather bracelet when a future client asked me to deliver some pieces for his store. This is how the story began more than 20 years ago. 

How do you feel about selling your creations in İstanbul and selling in our store Sanayi 313? Have you been to İstanbul, if yes what were your feelings about the city?
We have been lucky to be supported from the beginning by high-end/exclusive shops.
I was delighted and honoured to learn that 313 wanted to introduce our work in Istanbul. Istanbul is a very unique place, with such a long and rich history of art, culture and skills. Turkey has given me beautiful memories. I really appreciated the kindness of the people, the contrast between modern and old, their impressive heritage of the past, and – last but not least – the best food ever!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Today, I am back home in Sweden, walking in the forest by the lake. Spring is appearing after the harsh winter. I particularly enjoy listening to the birds flying over us, shouting out: “we are back!!” after several months travelling to avoid the Northern Europe winter. For me, this is happiness. 

What is your current state of mind?
My mother once told me “nobody can see how quickly you have done something, everybody can see how well you have done it”. Sometimes, I just feel like going slower - to enjoy and follow the path of life. Looking back, you could view how well you’ve enjoyed it. Never regret things you do, only things you do not do.
THE MOVIE
30.March.2015
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Murathan Özbek is a photographer/video artist who has been rewarded many times. Veysel Değertekin is a producer, ide genetic and an engineer who has produced many artistic videos. When this duo came together, the video of Sanayi 313 came to life. read more
Murathan Özbek is a photographer who has been rewarded many times. Veysel Değertekin is a producer, ide genetic and an engineer who has produced many artistic videos. When this duo came together, the video of Sanayi 313 came to life. We didn’t leave them alone and asked our questions to Murathan and Veysel about themselves, the movie and Oto Sanayi area.


Would you tell us about yourselves in a sentence or so?
M: I am someone who tries to create my own sentence.
V: I am an ide genetic and applicator who is after visuality. I design my dreams around visuality and try to connect art and engineering in the perfect way possible.

What did you feel when you came to Sanayi 313 for the first time?
M: When I first came here, the place was under construction. I kept looking around the emptiness by thinking that it’s going to turn into Enis’s dream. That feeling made me curious, I started to make predictions.
V: The curiosity and excitement coming from the reality that a place with very high ceilings, which is normally in the hands of car mechanics, will turn out to be a lively place in the hands of an architect.

What did you feel when you visited Sanayi 313 recently?
M: The dream came true. I was impressed with such a reality. I was happy to be there and to have witnesses everything from the beginning to the end.
V: I felt that architecture, design and taste topped out in places that are connected to each other organically.

How are those feelings reflected in the video you shot about the store?
M: We tried to shoot a video aiming to show the transformation. But I guess it is not possible to photograph the transformation in the mind, the thought of turning a dream into reality. If we could get close to that thought, we are happy.
V: Actually there are three different places that are interconnected in Sanayi 313. When we first heard of this project, we preferred to use sliding camera moves to evoke the feeling of cruising around these places. When I watch the video again and again, I have the same feeling. The place is at its top.

Veysel, which artistic aspects you have are seen in the video?
I could say fictionalizing and design. Before shooting the video, we had decided the language of the video, the angles, the music we were going to use and how we were going to integrate the before and after of the store.

Murathan, in your photographs there is this surreal feeling that takes one to a dream world. Do we see the same feeling in Sanayi 313’s video as well?
The video is not surrealistic that much because it is going after the beauty of the reality. I try to go away from reality in the photographs I take. There might be some similarities technically.

How would you describe a working day?
M: Actually, I don’t feel like I have working days. Generally the days pass by while I am thinking. Those thoughts don’t turn into reality all the time. Sometimes the day is over and all I have done is listening to music.
V: I struggle through turning the creative ideas I have into reality.

What do you think is the activity that makes a person happiest?
M: To produce.
V: Producing.

What do you think of the ‘other world’?
M: One of the names of the movies I want to shoot is ‘Other World’. Because I am afraid of death, other world frightens me. While we are talking about it, why are we going there anyway?
V: While I am fictionalizing this world, I can’t find the time to think of the other world.

What was your latest dream?
M: I was with someone who I can’t bare to be with in normal life. We were happy. I was surprised when I woke up.

How do you think Oto Sanayi area will be in 10 years?
M: It is going to be a place where we will spend so much time. I started to like it already.
V: We are in an era that such places are transforming. I think, with Sanayi 313 taking the lead, many entrepreneurs, artists and firms who have some questions about this area will be moving to Oto Sanayi.   

 
TELAIO
29.March.2015
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We wanted to hear it from the designer himself. Enis Karavil told us about “Telaio”; the three piece coffee table he designed for Sanayi 313. read more
We wanted to hear it from the designer himself. Enis Karavil told us about “Telaio”; the three piece coffee table he designed for Sanayi 313:

“Telaio (means frame in Italian) is composed of three coffee tables with frames on top. These are one of a kind pieces. When I was in the process of designing Telaio, I thought of the memories falling down from the frames and creating space for new ones. When the frames turned into coffee tables, I thought that just like the frames, there is always something new on the table.
I like contrast. In Telaio, beaten gold comes together with iron. That is what makes the coffee tables different. I may go on with the frame collection in another way but I haven’t decided how it is going to be yet.”
A SPIDER IS WALKING ON YOU
20.March.2015
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We fell in love with the insect pin designs Bridget Bailey makes. Bridget is actually a milliner. She is especially known for her flower design hats in London. When she wanted to put all the elegant lines of millinery and all the richness and color of textiles into something that people could wear and enjoy everyday, she came up with her fabulous insect pin designs. read more
We fell in love with the insect pin designs Bridget Bailey makes. Bridget is actually a milliner. She is especially known for her flower design hats in London. When she wanted to put all the elegant lines of millinery and all the richness and color of textiles into something that people could wear and enjoy everyday, she came up with her fabulous insect pin designs.
Before going to the details of insect designs, we ask her the root of her creativity:
“When I was six my brother and I used to pretend we were milliners! We must have heard of it in a story as no one in the family made hats.
My mum is an artist and I grew up in the countryside making things, painting and drawing, so it felt very natural to be designing and making.”
Then we go back to the insect pins and want to learn the story behind them and the image of a person she has in mind who is wearing her insects:
“When I was asked to make some pieces for the designers of a meadow garden at London’s Chelsea Flower Show, I suddenly realized that for all those years I have been making flowers and there would not be a single flower without bees. Then I looked at other insects; their place in the nature, their amazing diversity and beauty. Now, I am working on a new collection of beetles and spiders using iridescent feathers to give shimmer and pattern.“
“They are men and women who want to find special unusual things to wear and love to discover the new and original. Young or old, they know their own style and enjoy showing it.”
Bridget hasn’t been to İstanbul yet but she says our city is on her wish list to visit; “I am very proud to have my work there in such a special store. İstanbul is such a hot spot for design and creativity. It is wonderful to be a part of it.”
TWO GREAT BOOKS
14.March.2015
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From the book MARINA ABRAMOVIC – Kristine Stiles, Klaus Biesenbach, Chrissie Iles:

KLAUS BIESENBACH IN CONVERSATION WITH MARINA ABRAMOVIC

BIESENBACH: How important is the concept of shame for you?
ABRAMOVIC: Unbelievably important. It’s very interesting because shame is something people don’t deal with as much. To do things with your shame or say things that you’re ashamed of or to expose yourself in a shameless way, it’s like opening yourself to the audience. Being so vulnerable, this is something that really breaks down the walls between you and the audience…

BIESENBACH: How important is danger?
ABROMOVIC: Ah, it’s very important to me. Danger is important because it brings time to the point of the here and now, to the present. Your mind escapes every single second. Every time we blink there is another thought. So to stop time, to just be in the present, you have to be in an extreme, dangerous situation. That’s why I stage situations where I have to do some dangerous things – so that the public and I are in the space at the same time. For The House with The Ocean View (2002) it was very difficult to be in the present constantly for twelve days, so I always tried to stand on the edge, over the ladder with knives, where I might fall on the knives. That was the point. Even if I lost consciousness or was too dizzy because I didn’t eat, or just physically weak, for me that moment was the right point to stand there, because that was the point at which I could be in the here and now, in the present.

*Throughout the book there are interviews made with Marina Abramovic. Kristine Stiles’s survey covers the artist’s remarkable career, from her early days in Belgrade to her collaboration with Ulay and her most recent film and performance works. In the interview Klaus Biesenbach discusses with the artist her motivations and influences, as well as the role of performance in art today. Chrissie Iles’s focus looks at the durational performance The House with The Ocean View, in which the artist spent twelve consecutive days in a confined space at a gallery in New York.

From the book AI WEIWEI – Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bernard Fibicher

SURVEY Giant Provocateur – Karen Smith

‘Useless’ is a word Ai employed when first describing to me his state of existence in New York after he acquitted himself of his studies at Parsons. He followed a similarly ‘aimless’ routine back in Beijing where, ‘returning from the USA with no money’, he moved back in with his mother, ‘playing cards all day with my brother, doing absolutely nothing, for years’ until, in 1999, he built his own Studio House because ‘my mother was growing tired of me.’
‘It interests me to try and create something with no purpose to it; but to make art also creates a purpose,’ he says. In so far as the ‘useless’ objects Ai creates are intended to serve the greatest purpose of prompting questions about the value of culture and of art, they are all conceived with a function in mind. These are highly skilled craftsmen liable to feel insulted by requests to direct their skills at such absurd tasks as freezing a flow of urine in fine porcelain, reconfiguring fine examples of classical furniture into dysfunctional forms or creating perfect, lusciously glazed replicas of watermelons.

*Throughout the book there are interviews made with Ai Weiwei. Karen Smith’s survey traces the artist’s remarkable career from his early days in Beijing to his discovery of the Western avant-garde in New York and his recent emergence as a celebrated sculptor and architect. In the interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses with the artist his father’s artistic training and subsequent exile and the effects they had on his own views on art and authority. Bernard Fibicher’s focus looks at the monumental light sculpture Descending Light (2007).

 
HAPPY BAGS
09.March.2015
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There are some things in life that we don’t realize how essential they are. Giving without receiving, smiling for no reason or opening space to objects made with natural, ecological and recycled materials in our life… Essent’ial paper bags made from recycled and certified raw materials don’t forget to smile when there is no reason to do so. read more
There are some things in life that we don’t realize how essential they are. Giving without receiving, smiling for no reason or opening space to objects made with natural, ecological and recycled materials in our life… Essent’ial paper bags made from recycled and certified raw materials don’t forget to smile when there is no reason to do so.
Soft sacks made from washable cellulose fiber* material can be filled with any kind of food. Once the happy sacks are used, they can be washed in washing machine and be folded and put aside.
And there is this office briefcase exhibiting its positive energy with the simple, beautiful and ecologic design it has. Everyone asks about the paper bag once we are out, putting it on. “Where did you get it, where is that place, I am going immediately…”
We are aware of the importance of smiling, carrying an ecologic bag and helping people who are in need.
 
*Fibers made with cellulose can be obtained from the bark, wood or leaves of plants.
EMBROIDERED, ONE BY ONE
03.March.2015
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Dutch designer Jackie Villevoye tells the story of her brand Jupe by Jackie that was established in 2010. It was really pleasurable to chat with Jackie who also creates the hand embroidery for Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons women’s collection. We started with India where her tie, bowtie and pocket square designs are embroidered and then reached out to İstanbul… read more
Dutch designer Jackie Villevoye tells the story of her brand Jupe by Jackie that was established in 2010.  
It was really pleasurable to chat with Jackie who also creates the hand embroidery for Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons women’s collection. We started with India where her tie, bowtie and pocket square designs are embroidered and then reached out to İstanbul…

How did you come up with the idea of working with an embroidery atelier from India for your brand Jupe by Jackie?
The first idea was to make ties for women. For that, you need to develop a fabric but developing fabric means you end up with at least 500 meters of the same design. How boring is that! This fact brought me to the conclusion to make the fabric by hand in small quantities and so the idea was born.

I guess you should be visiting India quite frequently… What do you like and don’t like about this country?
What I like is the intelligence of the people and the attitude of working hard every day, on top of that the kids in the streets, embracing each other as they walk! What I don’t like is that there are still too many children/families living on the streets. The population is so big that this problem will not be solved on a short notice and that hurts.

What are your favorite travel destinations?
We once went to Cambodia and it was really beautiful. Furthermore I love to be in nature (Malaysia rainforest) or near the sea for a complete relaxation. And of course New York has to be on the program yearly!

If you were to describe a man’s profile wearing your designs, what would you tell us?
The man who is wearing the hand embroidered tie or bow tie has style and dares to be different, peppering his look with these interesting pieces. There are 2 TV anchormen who are presenting their shows wearing the ties and Jarvis Cocker* is soon on the cover of Another Man wearing a JBJ tie.

What are your inspirations for your designs?
For sure ART! And colour combinations seen on the street.

What is your current state of mind?
I am in India as we speak and happy finishing my new collection Women AW15.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
All I do is done with enormous speed. Eating, working, holding telephone calls and so on. If I could come back differently, maybe I would add a little bit of a slow pace… but just a little.

How do you feel about Sanayi 313 İstanbul?
I had the pleasure of meeting Enis (our creative director) at Pitti Uomo last month and that felt immediately as a warm friend. What I have seen on the Internet looks impressive. I really have to come some day!

Have you been to İstanbul? If yes, what were your feelings towards our city?
I was there a few times and loved taking a hammam, strolling around in the old souks and visiting your beautiful museums.

WISHING SANAYI 313 A GREAT FUTURE.

*Who is Jarvis Cocker?
Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, radio presenter and editor. He is known as front man for the band Pulp. Through his work with the band, Cocker became a figurehead of the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s. Following Pulp's hiatus, Cocker has led a successful solo career, and presents a BBC Radio 6 Music show called Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service.
 
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