Design geniuses come to Istanbul

Design geniuses come to Istanbul

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Design geniuses come to Istanbul

During the alldesign 2014, visitors will discover a wide range of design focused products, created by international and Turkish designers, at the exhibition area.

The “alldesign 2014 Design Conferences and Creative Industries Fair,” will be organized for the third time this year in Istanbul on Feb. 21 and 22.

The event will host important speakers such as Lidewij Edelkoort, one of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters; Mario Botta, a world-famous architect; Karim Rashid, a world-famous industrial designer; Professor Peter Zec, creative director and founder of the Red Dot design awards and an interior architect; Michael Pawlyn, an important architect known for his work on biomimicry; Stephan Bundi, a Red Dot-awarded, famous graphic designer, advertiser and art director; Arik Levy, an artist, photographer and designer; Diego Gronda, a renowned architect and designer; Ayşe Birsel, a renowned designer whose works are exhibited at MoMa and who designed Tom Cruise’s office in the film “Minority Report;” Faruk Malhan, one of Turkey’s leading design figures and the founder of Koleksiyon and the Design Foundation Istanbul. 

Gamze Güven, Tuvana Büyükçınar Demir, Simay Bülbül, Zeynep Günay Tan, Gökhan Kırdar and Yekta Kopan are also among the famous names who will speak during the conference.   

Seeing through the mind’s eye

With its motto, “Seeing through the mind’s eye,” alldesign aims to analyze the use of design in making differences in marketing, branding and ergonomy and also to provide today’s and tomorrow’s designers with different perspectives. By bringing together world-famous international and Turkish designers with players from various sectors, alldesign will not only inspire new designs, objects and ideas, but will also create new business opportunities for design companies and manufacturers.

The “Creative Industries Fair,” which will be held within the scope of alldesign 2014, will bring together companies focusing on design.

The “alldesign 2014 Design Conferences and Creative Industries Fair” sponsored by BMW, is being organized by Allevents and will take place at the Hilton Convention Center.

Approaching design as a concept shaping every aspect of our lives, the event will once more host experts from various disciplines and share their perspectives about design and their globally awarded works with the conference attendees.

While the developments in design will reach their users, the participants will form new business contacts. At the special designer point area, many important designers will exhibit their latest designs.
During the event, visitors will discover a wide range of design focused products at the exhibition area.

Interior design, construction and decoration objects, industrial design products, electronic and technological products, lighting products and accessories, fabrics, carpets, walls and other floor coverings are among the products that will be exhibited at the fair. Also, architectural project offices, digital designers and nongovernmental organizations will meet with the visitors in the fair area.

Speaking about the event, alldesign project coordinator Ali Bilge said: “In the current economy, where production is a rapidly changing place, we see that companies that put design at the center of their brand differentiation and profitability strategies have started to occupy more space in our lives in the recent five to 10 years. With the important speakers and the creative industries it brings together, alldesign offers its visitors the opportunity to get acquainted and inspired by those who have succeeded in this.”