ATÖLYE İstanbul is a co-working and open workshop space where the creative community of Istanbul can experiment, explore and put innovative ideas into practice. Atὂlye’s aim is to nurture the art, design and technology culture of Istanbul, believing that making is a critical part in any innovation process. Its Makerlab contains a diverse range of digital and physical prototyping tools. From engineering to design, entrepreneurship to arts and craftsmanship,
ATÖLYE’s members share knowledge and skills under one roof, the historic Bomonti Beer Factory, whose 700sq m of post-industrial space is described as ‘rapidly re-programmable’. In it, ATÖLYE engages a wide range of individuals and institutions with workshops, talks and interdisciplinary seminars. Its role includes fostering a national and international network of creators enabling them to amplify the reach of their work. From engineering to design, entrepreneurship to arts and craftsmanship, this community masters creativity, prototypes visionary ideas, exchanges knowledge and shares feedback far beyond ATÖLYE Istanbul’s walls.
Who is involved?
Studio Bilge Nur Saltik was established 2013 after Nur completed her master’s degree in Product Design at The Royal College of Art under Tord Boontje. Her approach to design merges culture in a contemporary way through introducing the traditional craftspeople with whom she works, to new materials, utilising their knowledge and techniques to create original products that merge the old with the new.
Nur is particularly interested in the human behaviour which results from the objects she designs. Nur won New Design Britain Accessories Award and New Design Britain Online Choice Award in 2014 with her Share Food collection. She is one of the co-founders of the Form & Seek collective and has exhibited internationally.