Erdem Akan

Designer

Istanbul / Turkey

Erdem Akan, the enfant terrible of Turkish design, loves joining opposites. Natural with artificial, technological with artisan, reality with dreams. And especially "east" with "west". This is a characteristic that he shares with his native city, Istanbul, where old juxtaposes with the new. Design to him means taking a contradiction and working it into an unexpected balance, or perhaps magnifying the tension to obtain an unforeseen result. Akan delights in combining different cultures and... read all
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