ITU’s signature on Auxiliary Furniture Design
Oct 19, 2016


ITU has been at the forefront for its academic activities touching life, an example of which can be seen in the cooperation between Enza Home and Department of Industrial Design at ITU. With the cooperation, sophomore students get the opportunity to design a product for Enza Home portfolio and receive scholarship from the company. The aim of the project is to provide young talents in the area of industrial design with the opportunity to introduce their designs, to address the customer needs in the field, and to come up with original design ideas.

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Auxiliary furniture designs, produced by sophomore students of the Department of Industrial Design as part of their 2015-2016 Spring Term project, attract attention for functionality and creativity. The designs are introduced to a broader audience in a parallel event of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). The exhibition will be displayed in ITU Taskisla Campus until October 30, 2016. Students of the “Best Design”, selected at the end of the exhibition, will receive Enza Home scholarship.

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A successful example of university-industry cooperation, the project was coordinated by professors and research assistants of the Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture. The project team included Assoc. Prof. Gülname Turan, Dr. L. N. Ece Ariburun, and research assistants Miray Boğa, Ahmet Hamurcu, Sena Semizoğlu, and İffet Pala.

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Assoc. Prof. Gülname Turan commented on the project: “It has been many years that the Department of Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture has been involved in various joint work with the firms in the design sector. But cooperation with Enza has been of a great motivation to us since the selected design will be included in Enza’s portfolio and students of the department will receive scholarships.”

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Nevzat Yildiz, General Director of Yatas Group, of which Enza Home is a part, stated that they place a heavy emphasis on providing the sector with original design ideas and introducing into the market young talents working to this goal.