MORE DESIGN !: FOOTSTEPS OF PATTERNS

Turkish design news ; by özlem yalım

PLEASE WATCH TH VIDEO: FOOTSTEPS OF PATTERNS

Özlem yalım Özkaraoğlu is back at her design studio after 5 years of break given for the preparations of the first İstanbul Design Biennial, organized by İKSV in 2012.

One of the products included in Studio OYO’s latest collection, is significant as it focuses on a very traditional arts and crafts technique: quilt making. Her new designed series of quilts come up as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional products.

Similar to many other cultures, quilt and quilt making has an important role in Turkish culture throughout history, as a daily life need. Quilts are still sewed for young ladies as a common dowry tradition, and are maintaining a matter in the villages of Anatolia, but not at the urban life. This craft could be kept only alive with craftsman who is experienced in art of quilting and the tradition passes from father…

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