1st May 2019
Flint appointed to deliver corporate communications consultancy for ATÖLYE, Turkey’s leading transdisciplinary innovation platform, around acquisition by kyu Collective, part of Japan-based Hakuhodo DY Holdings

Headquartered in New York, the kyu Collective has acquired a majority stake in ATÖLYE. kyu is a collective of strategically curated companies whose purpose is to provide a source of creativity that drives society, and the economy, forward. ATÖLYE, like kyu, is a pioneer in the building of a vibrant creative organization for the digital age. First and foremost, ATÖLYE is a community – a next-generation creative practice that places a Strategic Design Studio within a wider Creative Hub. ATÖLYE was recently recognized as the most impactful spinoff of Stanford University d.school, and was lauded by Monocle as a sector-leading creative hub.

On joining the kyu Collective, ATÖLYE’s Co-Founder Engin Ayaz said: “As an explorer organization, we are happy to be joining forces with the top-tier global companies in the kyu Collective to hone and refine ATÖLYE’s craft.” Co-Founder Kerem Alper added: “The possibility of applying ATÖLYE’s approach in other key markets is truly an exciting exploration opportunity for us. We feel invigorated to have such forward-thinking creative partners going into the future.”

Image Credit: Courtesy of ATÖLYE.