Ahu launches at London Design Festival
Based in both London and Istanbul, Ahu produces custom and limited edition collectable designs that are both functional and sculptural. Each piece is hand made in Istanbul by master craftsmen in specialised, small ateliers using the highest quality materials and finishes.
Founded by longtime friends and Central Saint Martins alumni Eda Akaltun and Mevce Çıracı, the pieces combine works of graphic art with innovative product and furniture design – inspired and informed by the art, craft, history and mysticism of the diverse cultures that have inhabited Asia Minor and by ikram, the Turkish tradition of offering guests boundless hospitality. The debut Meyhane collection is inspired by the evil eye (or Nazar in Turkish), and each piece is adorned by a marbling design, taken from the 15th Century technique of Ebru which originated in Turkey, Persia and India.
Ahu will be exhibiting the Nazar Cabinet from the debut Meyhane collection from 20-26 September 2021 at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in the King’s Cross Design District as part of the London Design Festival.
For further information, please visit www.ahustudio.com.
Image Credit:‘Nazar’ Meyhane Cabinet. Courtesy of Ahu. Photographed by Sinan Çırak.