Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Istanbul Design Week 2007


On the past days I had the chance to visit Istanbul Design Week .In fact this was the third time it was being organised and I felt myself so bad and lazy for not visiting the previous exhibitions as well.Anyway, better later than never isn't it?
The exhibition was held as always under the Golden Horn Bridge , which is the very first bridge ever constructed in Ottoman Empire .
It was a cool feeling visiting an exhibition under the bridge.This bridge constructed by Machinebau Ausburg Nürnberg on 1912 , connected the both parts of Golden Horn until 1992 when it became unsable because of the fire.It was reastored in 2005 for the first ıstanbul Design Week and it's in use of arts since then.I think a bridge located exhibition is a brilliant idea ,as it offers you tremendous chanches for fancy,vintage and very different interior decorations.Also it was really weird , yet so cool to visit the exhibition under the mechanisms of such an old and historic bridge.This combined with the surrounding atmosphere of Halic and Balat ,these very well known Istanbul old zones made it really unforgettable.
The mission of this exhibition is gathering designers,creative producers,young talents ,fresh ideas of different design disciplines under the same roof .Different , well -known interior designer producer companies and designers last works were displayed alongside with brand new ideas from young talents and interior design students.
The main ideas of this year's exhibiton were : comfort, environmental conscience , nature friendly designs, trendy and minimalist ,colorful interiors, cultural symbols inspired creations, human rights (different works against homophobia) , differently explicated sexy creationss etc.
Istanbul was amazingly transmited through different designs.
Also Hüseyin Çaglayan's Swarowski Led (light diffusing diode) dress was there .It was really magic to see and perceive the fast motion of light and colors.
But one of the best parts of this exhibition were the cozy net sittings arranged over the bridges bottom parts..nor you could feel the sea closer , neither you could feel that liberty feeling better!
I'm just looking forward to the next year's exhibition!

for more infos on this event:http://www.istanbuldesignweek.com

9 comments:

Bana said...

great description eni. I loved that table which looks like it'a made with musical instruments. Good for you to experience such an event, which does not take place in one of the fancy locations we hear about like Paris or Milan or New York, but Istambul under a bridge, lovely.

eni said...

yeah it was a great memory!
glad you enjoyed!

belle_fleur said...

Beautiful setting under the Bridge. I would have loved to have the chance and participate in this exhibition which sounds very entertaining and amazing.

Thank you for bringing us flavors from Instabul, its great!

BEBOPCOWBOY said...

Instambul is one of the coolest city in Europe. I have a T-shirt presented in the Design week 2006.

For those of you that go through Instambul here is one of the design corners of Instambul. Just before entering the Taksim region.

Design shops

BEBOPCOWBOY said...

Was looking at the photos in the link you posted and I really envy you ! The stuff presented looks really cool.

bletebzz said...

Eni, I enjoyed this very much. I love design exhibits and go as often as I can. But i hate designers with a passion, especially interior designers.

eni said...

belle : glad to hear dear!

bebopcowboy: so you've visited the previous design week.oh so lucky of you!

blete: why do you hate them hon?

L.S. Alves said...

I liked read your description of the event. Very interesting use to a historic bridge.
Hey I have a little thing for you in my blog. Please go there to see.
Hugs.

eni said...

Dear Alves thank you very much! it's a honor!

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