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Among the essential themes of design world, woman and woman body still take the premier place. The woman inspires; sometimes for a lampshade, and sometimes for a lavatory sink… Just like the Kalla lavatory design of Oriano Favarette which he designed for the Italian bathroom brand, Mastella. If you think your bathroom needs a breath of fresh air, drop byÇakmak Yapı for this meaningful design which gives life to ceramic with perfect curves…

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Two design heavyweights of the late 20th century get mashed up in this latest show, which opened in early February at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo.

21_21 Design Sight brought Japan and Italy together with their designs. Representative of the Japanese understanding of aesthetic, Shiro Kuramata (1934-1991) and Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) who has been fed with the intellectual movements in West Europe take place in the exhibition with their art works. Here, the understandings of aesthetics just go beyond the space and time. The event, curated by Yasuko Seki, resembles a platform that meets new generation architects and designers with these masters.


“Carlton” (1981) by Ettore Sottsass


One of the major highlights of the exhibit are 20 never-before-seen works by Sottsass, recreated based on drawings, specifically for this show.


“Kachina” series inspired by drawings done by Ettore Sottsass


“How High the Moon” (1986) by Shiro Kuramata


“Miss Blanche” (1988) by Shiro Kuramata

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The naughty boy of design world, Tom Dixon is again on the go… With his new lighting collection, Multiplex, he invaded the Milano Design Week held in between 1-18th April, revealing his sophisticated mind. The collection consists of designs such as Etch, Bulb, Roll and Cast. While the Bulb design, which was among the most-interested products in the fair, provides energy-sufficiency to its user; Etch series having extraordinary motifs attracts design lovers with digitally-produced lamp shades and candlesticks. Get ready for an epic and impressive world with light/shadow tricks of this collection!

And finally, for a nice stay…

Galata has begun to be a haunt for many people and it is now being called as the locality of design day by day. Here, Tom Tom Suites is a strong candidate to be the number one among other design attractions with both its architecture and decoration.The story of this Franciscan house goes back to 1850’s. It was being used as an additional building to French Palace until 1900’s, then with Greek families living in, it was turned into some kind of an apartment. Finally after being restored, it became a boutique hotel with 20 suite rooms opening to an incredible panoramic view… This historical building has already turned 100 year old…

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