‘Mark the pattern’ - istanbul otherwise exhibition - 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency- travelling exhibition- istanbul, weimar, milan
These seven objects were interpreted and produced for the exhibition by:
Erdem Akan, Ayşe Birsel, Ela Cindoruk, Meriç Kara, Defne Koz, Tanju Özelgin, and Koray Özgen. . . ‘Mark the pattern’ is designed for big books that you would like to mark a few pages, such as design books. Bookmarks are sliding in and out on the right side of ‘rahle’, almost like a Swiss knife, but it is designed so that through the slits the brass is seen. .
Bookmarks complete the pattern of the ‘rahle’ and ‘rahle’ covers the bookmark function. . .
——- from worldbulletin.net: .
"Istanbul Otherwise" re-discusses the seven objects, which have been influenced/created by the major cultures that have established themselves in the recollection of Istanbul, through the contemporary designs that seven internationally working Turkish designers have interpreted by setting out from the concept of "cultural sustainability." .
These objects that have been selected for "Istanbul Otherwise" and that represent each of the timeframes, cultures, tastes and rituals that summarise the traditional life in Istanbul, consist of Turkish coffee cups, Turkish delight trays, beads, rahle (a small table to read Koran), shoe shiners box, besibiryerde (five pieces of gold peculiar to Turkish tradition), and Turkish bath set.
Histories of these objects were researched with the support and cooperation of the Art and Design Faculty of Yildiz Technical University.
Photo credit: special thanks to @lustinpublic for the magazine and book shootings 💫