Signage design, SALT Ulus, Ankara.
As a physical entity SALT Ulus does not compete in terms of scale and prestige with SALT’s venues in İstanbul. The building in question is the annex of the former Ottoman Bank on Atatürk Bulvarı across one of the Republic’s main landscape projects Gençlik Parkı. Used today as Garanti Bank, the main building was designed by Guilo Mongeri and was constructed in 1926. The annex housing SALT Ulus was a later addition, also commissioned to Mongeri, to provide lodging for traveling bank inspectors. Unused since 2002, this building was repurposed after the establishment of SALT, and opened as SALT Ulus.(source: saltonline.org)
EDIDA 2013 Elle Decoration International Decoration Awards
February 11, 2013
Tulûat rug designed by Koray Ozgen for Dhoku nominated in the floor covering category for Elle Decoration International Design Awards 2013 by Elle Decor Turkey.
Awarded as the Best Floor Covering Design by Elle Decor in Turkey, Tulûat featured in “Notations: An Exhibition of Kilim Recordings”, a parallel event of the Istanbul Design Biennial organized by IKSV (İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts).
Tulûat, Rug design for Dhoku.
Tulûat is about transforming and recording the common mind of the designer and the weaver into a notation – a process which the designer starts and the weaver completes without referring to any preset scheme.
The mind and the hand rids the object from patterns, knots and hidden in exchange for the freedom of colors and loose ended threads. This recontextualization updates/redefines the relationship between the designer and the weaver.
Surplus material spontaneously finds new use (life) in this object, in an attempt to search new ways in sustainability. It is also about attributing the object with a quality of ‘another’ sense of locality and cultural sustainability where the rural and urban meets.
30 November 2012, Istanbul
Koray Ozgen speaks at Design Turkey 2012 Conference : “Creating Value for Life by Design”
“International Experience in Design Practice” by Koray Ozgen.
27-28 November 2012, Istanbul
Koray Ozgen Design Turkey 2012 Industrial Design Awards jury member.
Stackable bowl, ice bucket and vase for Denizli by Pasabahçe.
Workshop: “Imperfection”, Bilgi University, Istanbul.
Koray Ozgen runs a workshop in istanbul. 4-8 April 2012
Planned to be a yearly event, this first instance of Vernal Workshops is a five-day long programme involving a number of interdisciplinary workshops for students of art, design and architecture. Based in the Santral Campus of Istanbul Bilgi University, this year’s theme is ‘Imperfection’ referencing to the Istanbul Design Biennial’s 2012 thematic framework.
Exhibition: “Istanbul Alphabet”, Museum der Dinge, Berlin.
9 works of Koray Ozgen feature in the exhibition “Istanbul Alphabet”, curated by Max Borka at the Museum der Dinge in Berlin. 17 February – 9 April 2012.
Toolives collection designed by Koray Ozgen nominated in the kitchen category for by Elle Decor Turkey for EDIDA 2012 Elle Decoration International Decoration Awards
The Toolives collection designed by Koray Ozgen has been selected as best product
in the kitchen category (Turkey) by EDIDA 2012 Elle Decoration International Decoration Awards.
Olive oil bottle/carafe for Denizli by Pasabahçe.
HÄFELE (TR) 2012 Calender
signage design, SALT RESEARCH
“There is also the unique and very tactile information and graphic design approach of Ozgen Design for the navigation of the space and the library collection inspired also from the pattern material expressions of the historic setting.” Sanal Mimarlik, 2011, Istanbul.
Wayfinding solutions and bilingual signage design. SALT: Cultural institution, Istanbul, 2010/2011
client: Garanti Kültür A.S., Istanbul, Turkey.
Influences 2011/2012: Un-plugged by François Bernard
Toolives Collection presented at Un-plugged Trend exhibition during Maison&Objet
“It is urgent that we let go in order to escape the pressures of our culture of speed and standardization. People are unplugging, slowing down, and cultivating the joyful frugality of ages past. The new luxury looks to simplified creature comforts. We are rediscovering a taste for the near and known and a local flavor. Period pieces are revitalizing the archives of folklore and archetypal forms. Without nostalgia, but with modesty, we are awakening the intense pleasure of the present moment.” François Bernard
Meet My Project presents a selection of designers at “Le Lieu du Design”, Paris.
Koray Ozgen participates to “Making of” exhibition with his “Toolives Collection” 21-25 January 2011