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Artist profile * Bilge Nur Saltik

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After complete a master degree in Royal College of Art in Product Design under Tord Boontje, Nur stared a big journey starting her own design studio: Bilge Nur Saltik.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Nur studied in her city Industrial Design and Graphic Design and after working for a year she moved to London to get her master degree. In this moment is when she finishes the studies begins her real trip.
In Design Gallerist have the opportunity to talk with Nur, who tell us everything about her design process, professional and personal background but most of all what inspires her world.

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For Nur was really a big thing when she have to decide what to study. She “was a science student in high school” and “conventionally was supposed to be a engineer, architect or a doctor. Industrial design was not a very well known profession and to be honest my parents were worried wether I would be successful finding a job later on. But I always had a creative side since I was little, I was always drawing. I double majored with Graphic design during my Bachelors and graduated with distinction from my both degrees. Also started working on the dot when i graduated so that was exciting”.

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After a year of working and doing similar things, Nur need something different in her life. “I moved to London. Being in a cosmopolite city and cultural differences fascinated me and made me see what is special about me and my work. All the process and transformation made me a different designer.

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THE INSPIRATION.
Nur get her “inspirations from human behaviors and habits. Big crowded cities fascinates me there is often something funny happens in the chaos”.
Maybe it is for this reason, or maybe it’s the sensorial side content that her like most the of José Saramago novel Blindness. Because this girl applies to her design process “the tactile side, she “loves playing with the material”. “When I have an idea I just grab what ever material is around, wood, paper or even a dough and start making sketch models”.
This designer not describes describe her style like minimalistic because “I can’t be”.

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“Being Turkish brings a old heritage of ornaments and layers of culture”.

“Even though i am form a maximalist culture, over years I learn to describe my thoughts in a more simplistic way. I guess i will describe my style as subtle details and always a hint of color”.

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This turkish artist designer in 2014 won the ‘New Design Britain Accessories Award’ and ‘New Design Britain Online Choice Award’ with her Share.Food collection. And right now are “experimenting with silicon based glass at the moment and working on some new glass accessories collection”.

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She is one of the co-founders of the Form & Seek collective and exhibited through out the world as solo and with her collective. Currently she traveling between London and Istanbul and getting inspired form both amazing cities.

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