BİLGE NUR SALTIK

BILGE NUR SALTIK IS A TURKISH DESIGNER BORN IN ISTANBUL. SHE GRADUATED FROM YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DEPARTMENT IN 2010 AND SHORTLY AFTER SHE MOVED TO LONDON TO COMPLETE HER MASTER DEGREE IN ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, DESIGN PRODUCTS DEPARTMENT.

2013 NUR NOMINATED TO CONRAN AWARD IN LONDON AND WON NEW DESIGN BRITAIN IN 2014. HER WORK EXHIBITED IN MANY PRESTIGIOUS EXHIBITIONS GLOBALLY IN EUROPE, ASIA AND USA. HER OPTICAL GLASS COLLECTION IS PART OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF SHANGHAI MUSEUM OF GLASS.

BILGE NUR SALTIK IS ALSO THE CO-FOUNDER OF AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COLLECTIVE FORM&SEEK. THE COLLECTIVE GATHERS INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS TO CURATE EXHIBITIONS AND CREATE THEIR SEASONAL EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS. FORM&SEEK BELIEVES IN THAT THERE IS NO PHYSICAL OR NATIONAL BORDERS IN DESIGN.

BILGE NUR SALTIK'S INTENT IS TO INCORPORATE CULTURE WITH CONTEMPORARY DESIGN. COMBINING THE OLD WITH THE NEW, SHE WORKS WITH TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMEN–TAPPING INTO THEIR AGE-OLD TECHNIQUES AND KNOWLEDGE–AND INTRODUCES THEM TO NEW MATERIALS AND FABRICATION PROCESSES. THIS INTERSECTION PRODUCES UNEXPECTED RESULTS AND UNIQUE PRODUCTS. EACH PRODUCT SHE DESIGNS, EMERGES FROM A POWERFUL NARRATIVE AND IS FUELLED BY AN INTEREST IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN INTERACTION WITH OBJECTS. FROM INTEGRATING CUTTING-EDGE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS WITH FAMILIAR HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS, BLURRING BOUNDARIES; TO BRINGING THE AGE-OLD THRILL OF OPTICAL ILLUSION INTO SOPHISTICATED DESIGN PRODUCTS–NUR SEEKS TO ENGAGE AND INVIGORATE VIEWERS AND USERS OF CONSTANTLY. WITH PRODUCTS AND PROJECTS SPANNING ACROSS MULTIPLE DESIGN DISCIPLINES AND MEDIUMS, STUDIO BILGE NUR SALTIK MOLDS TIMELESS MATERIALS SUCH GLASS, CERAMIC, STONE, WOOD, AND FABRIC INTO A NEW LIFE.

FISHING ROD

THE FISHING ROD PITCHER REMINDS ME OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL DAYS WHEN WE WENT FISHING WITH MY FATHER. SOMETIMES WE PULLED THE FISHING ROD BACK EMPTY, SOMETIMES WE CATCHED FISH BUCKETFUL...
“RASTGELE!”

TONES OF WATER

IT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE THAT THE COLORS OF DIFFERENT COLORED GLASSES ARE SEPARATED INTO LAYERS WITHOUT MIXING TOGETHER, BUT WATER HAS A REVERSE SITUTATION. THE COLORS OF THE WATER CAN NOT BE DISTINGUISHED BY THE COLOR CLUSTERS. IN THIS “NAZARLIK” DESIGN I ILLUSTRATED DIFFERENT SHADES OF WATER WITH LAYERS OF GLASS IN DIFFERENT COLORS.

DRIP

WHEN YOU THINK OF WATER, IT COMES TO MIND IMMEDIATELY, A STONE IS THROWN AND WAVES COME OUT IN THE FORM OF RINGS. IN FACT, IT'S JUST THE VISIBLE PART OF THE SURFACE OF THE WATER. I MAPPED THE MOVEMENTS THAT OCCUR ON THE SURFACE AND UNDER THE SURFACE OF THE WATER WHEN AN OBJECT DROPS, FOR THE DRIP SERIES.

TOPOGRAPHY

WE RISED THE UNDERWATER MOUNTAINS AND HILLS ABOVE THE WATER SURFACE WITHOUT DIVING INTO THE DEEP. THE GLASS BOWL AND CORK BASE SEPARATES THE WATER AND SOIL.