ALİ BAKOVA

ALI BAKOVA STUDIED INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AT THE MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY. HE IS A FOUNDING MEMBER AND SITS AT THE CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS SOCIETY OF TURKEY. SINCE 2008, HE HAS BEEN LECTURING IN VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES IN ISTANBUL AS PART-TIME FACULTY.

HE EXHIBITED HIS WORK IN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION HALLS AND MUSEUMS, AND CURRENTLY THREE DESIGNS FROM HIS ‘DESTINATION TO ISTANBUL’ COLLECTION ARE OFFERED FOR SALE IN MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA NEW YORK, TOKYO). IN 2012, HIS ‘PISA CARAFE SET’ WAS SELECTED THE BEST GLASS DESIGN OF THE YEAR BY PARIS LE OBSERVEUR DE DESIGN, IN 2013 HIS ‘EXTRA CARAFE SET’ WAS EXHIBITED AS THE BEST COLLECTION OF THE YEAR IN NEW YORK WANTED DESIGN, AND IN 2014 HIS ‘NAZEN LIQUEUR BOTTLE’ RECEIVED ASD BEST GLASS PACKAGING OF THE YEAR AWARD. EXHIBITED IN SEVERAL LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITIONS, ALI BAKOVA ALSO ACTS AS DESIGN AND CONTENT EDITOR FOR PUBLICATIONS AND A CURATOR.

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P-80 EXHAUST NARGHILE

ISN’T THE EXHAUST BASICALLY A NARGHILE? THIS IS OUR LOCAL RESPONSE TO THE FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION SLOGAN OF BAUHAUS DESIGN SCHOOL. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT IF WE CAN POSSIBLY RE-INVENT THE TRADITIONAL SMOKING GLASS FORM OF GENERIC NARGHILE, AND RE-INTERPRET IT AS A TRENDY EXHAUST-NARGHILE?

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CHESM-I SUMBUL HEADLIGHT LIGHTING

JUST AS LOUIS LUMIÉRE INVENTED THE CINEMATOGRAPH BY USING GLASS LENSES TO CONTROL THE REFLECTION OF LIGHT ON THE SCREEN, THIS LINE USES PAŞABAHÇE CESM-I BULBUL OBJECTS TO RE-INTERPRET THE COLOR AND LIGHT REFLECTIONS ON GLASS. THIS IS THE CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO LIGHTING WITH THE LUMINOUS EFFECT OF LIGHT ON 2015 GLASSES.

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HEADLIGHT CANDLE HOLDER

GLASS AND LIGHT, CANDLE AND DARK SOUND LIKE INSEPARABLE COUPLES WHEN THEY ARE PLACED IN THE SAME SENTENCE. THIS IS THE LANTERN FOR THE SETTINGS WHERE CANDLELIGHT GOES THROUGH THE CRYSTAL GLASS TO TAKE YOU FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT.

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CRYSTAL CUT BIRD FEEDER

REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE KIDS, THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE A CANDY DISH AT THE GRANDMA’S HOUSE, AND WE USED TO DIG INTO IT ON HOLIDAYS? WELL, I THOUGHT THE CANDY BOWL COULD BE REDESIGNED TO SERVE AS A FEEDING BOWL FOR BIRDS, AND HELP US TEACH OUR KIDS TO FEED THE BIRDS IN THE WINTER.

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CHESM-İ SUMBUL SPICE SET

FORM THEM LIKE TRADITIONAL CESM-I BULBUL CAPS, BUT ALTER THEIR ORIGINAL PURPOSE, PLACE THEM UPSIDE DOWN, AND TURN THEM INTO A TABLE TOP SEASONING SET FOR SALT, BLACK PEPPER, OREGANO, AND MINT.

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CHESM-İ SUMBUL FRUIT BOWL

WE USED THE EXISTING MANUFACTURING MOLDS FOR TRADITIONAL CESM-I BULBUL JAR AND CANDY BOWL LIDS, BUT TURNED THEM UPSIDE DOWN, AND PLACED THEM ON A WOODEN BASE AND MADE THEM INTO MODERN TABLE TOP OBJECTS FOR SERVING FRESH OR DRIED FRUIT AND NUTS.

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BEYKOZ GLASS SYMBIOSIS / CASTANEA / KAYMAK DONDURAN CHESTNUT

THE 200 YEAR-OLD CHESTNUT TREE IN KAYMAK DONDURAN, BEYKOZ IS ONE MONUMENT OF A TREE WORTH CONSERVING.

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BEYKOZ GLASS SYMBIOSIS / AEGITHALOS CAUDATUS

NOT MANY PEOPLE ARE AWARE OF IT, BUT WE HAVE SOME FEATHERY NEIGHBORS WHO FLOCK IN BEYKOZ WOODS YEARLONG- THE LONG TAILED TIT OR AEGITHALOS CAUDATUS.

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BEYKOZ GLASS SYMBIOSIS / TONE-ON-TONE / MELODY OF COLORS

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INO CARAFE

WHAT IS THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE FOR YOUR WINE? FOR CHARDONNAY, BEST SERVING TEMPERATURE IS 12-13 DEGREES CENTIGRADE, AND FOR RED WINE GENERAL RULE IS SERVE AT 16-18; YET FOR LIGHTER BODIED WINES WITH LESS TANNIN, IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO CHILL UP TO 14 DEGREES. PAŞABAHÇE INO CARAFE MEASURES THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE FOR YOUR WINE, AND OFFERS AN INNOVATIVE TOOL FOR PERFECTING THE TASTE ON YOUR PALATE.

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ARRAKI RAKI GLASS

MY FATHER USED TO DRINK HIS RAKI STRAIGHT OUT OF A PAŞABAHÇE TEA GLASS, AND HE KEPT HIS CHASER-WATER WITH ICE- IN A PAŞABAHÇE WATER GLASS. TO PAY TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER AND TO HONOR HIM, I –HIS SON ALI, THE DESIGNER- DESIGNED PAŞABAHÇE ARRAKI RAKI GLASS TASTING SET.

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Tİ-TE-CHAI TEA GLASS

THE AROMATIC TONES OF WELL-BREWED QUALITY TEA DESERVE TO BE SERVED IN THE GRACEFUL TULIP-SHAPED GLASS SELECTIVELY MANUFACTURED WITH DIVERSE GLASS MAKING METHODS.

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