Ezgi Turksoy Design
Ezgi Turksoy was born in Istanbul and studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. She graduated in 2008, and has worked with design studios such as Suck UK and Paul Cocksedge Design Studio. She recently opened a studio in London where she works on Self-initiated & Client projects as well as collaborating with British designer Kacper Hamilton.
I believe one can be inspired/influenced by almost everything, doesn't have to be something specific. Me,I love observing. When I design I am mostly concerned about exploring how Design can increase the experience & emotional value of an object.
Challenges of what you do?
Finding the right people to work with in terms of manufacturers or technical support.
What would be a dream project for you?
To be involved in a design project with Csikszentmihaly or Donald Norman.
Most interesting collaborations so far ?
Designing 'Minarets' with Kacper Hamilton. We have come together to collaborate on a project inspired by found scrap objects. We were inspired by scrap glass pieces found at a glass blowers workshop in London. We found a strange beauty within each scrap piece as they contained natural flaws from the process of blowing glass, which cannot normally be made intentionally or replicated. The forms of the found pieces have a strong visual reference of an architectural landscape, which reminded us of Istanbul with its tall Minarets towering above the rest of the city. 'Minarets' will be exclusively exhibited at Mint for the London Design Festival 2010. It was amazing to work together as we are very similar but at the same time very different from each other. We complimented each other very well.
Up and coming projects to be on the look out for?
I am working on a project with recycled glass bottles!
Photo above is a series of conceptual spoons that challenge the conventional ritual of eating. "Each spoon is inspired by imperfect & naughty eating habits such biting/ licking a spoon, stealing someone's food & sharing a dish."