Alev Ebuzziya is an internationally renowned artist, best known for her unique ceramic bowls which are in 30 museum collections around the world, though she has a real passion for glass and textiles too. “I knew by the time I left school that I wasn’t going to be a dentist or a lawyer,” she says. “Art is very important to me, but I like to work in the design world too, in larger scale production, so my pieces can reach many more people.” In the 1960s, Alev headed to Copenhagen, attracted by the clarity and modernity of the Danish design of that period. Her own work also exudes a simplicity and tranquility that makes her a perfect partner for the Nude brand. For the last 32 years, she has lived in Paris, where her 100m2 south-facing loft in the 14th arrondissement also incorporates her studio. From there she makes regular trips to her native Istanbul, home of Nude.
"I wanted to make something to be used everyday – objects shouldn’t just sit around on the sideboard!"