April 23, 2011

“Destination: Istanbul” Project by MoMA New York

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) and MoMA Design Store will realise a special project, titled “Destination: Istanbul”.

As part of the project, beginning in May 2011, the MoMA Design Store will present more than 100 products by prominent Turkish designers, selected by MoMA New York. The collection, which will reach a world-wide audience via the online MoMA Store, will also be available exclusively at the IKSV Design Store in Turkey, from May until the end of November 2011.

The “Destination: Istanbul”, a MoMA-exclusive product collection will include home accessories, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, and more by 41 designers from Istanbul. Items from the collection include olive wood serving utensils harvested from the Aegean shores of Anatolia, porcelain espresso cups whose wavy silhouettes mimic those of whirling dervishes, and a traditional tea tray fashioned from contemporary materials such as steel and nylon. Other highlights range from abacus-inspired pearl jewelry and a pop-up Plexiglass chess set to colorful packing tape featuring the outline of Istanbul’s dramatic skyline.

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