Istanbul Design Biennial Highlights

Our favorite picks from Istanbul's first ever design Biennial

Istanbul’s design community has come into its own as a powerful international voice. As a testament to their rightful place in the international creative community, the city’s Foundation for Culture and Arts hosted the city’s first-ever Istanbul Design Biennial bringing together Turkish and international artists in a multidisciplinary showcase. Separated into two distinct exhibition spaces curated by Emre Arolat and Joseph Grima, respectively, the artists …

Unfold

Mobile workstations and 3D porcelain printing from Belgium to Istanbul

Founded in 2002 by Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen, Unfold studio out of Belgium has consistently innovated in the world of 3D printing. From designing mobile printing stations to developing printers for porcelain manufacturing, the team leverages an international community of makers who are dedicated to the growing medium. Showing at the Istanbul Design Biennial, Unfold presented two projects that further advance 3D printing. Kiosk …

House of Waris at Istanbul ’74

A grand exhibition of jewelry by Waris Ahluwalia

Currently showing at the Istanbul ’74 art space in the city’s Karaköy neighborhood, Waris Ahluwalia presents a selection of jewelry from his House of Waris collection. Exhibiting both new pieces and a curated sampling of past work, Ahluwalia’s international aesthetic jibes with the greater narrative of the ongoing Istanbul Design Biennial. Large glass cloches house the individual pieces, which sit inside a 150-year-old building in …