A year ago I was again in NYC, venturing into the shows scattered around the city during NYCxDesign and that is when I was introduced to Odile Hainaut, the co-founder of Wanted Design through a good friend of mine. Odile was very enthusiastic about having some kind of a Turkish representation at Wanted and urged us to put together a group of Turkish designers for this year's show.
One thing lead to another and here we were, a group of nine contemporary design studios presenting selected works to the New York design audiences during Design Week under the title of Istanbul Design Collective. Co-curated by two Turkish architects in two continents - Koray Duman in New York and Füsun Eczacıbasi in Istanbul, I helped organising an exhibition presenting a scene representative of Istanbul contemporary living, featuring works of Autoban, Begüm Cana Ozgür, FEYZ Studio, Gorbon Tiles, Linens, Merve Kahraman, Mucs Studio, and Santimetre as well as Fy-shan Glass Studio.
Furthermore, Fy-shan Glass Studio is proud to be coming home with an award from this journey, 2018 Honoree of NYCxDesign for its table, Strait, launched here in NYC!