Tamer Nakıscı, who currently lives and works between Istanbul and London, describes himself as an interdisciplinary designer, whose ultimate objective is to bring new perspectives to the world of design. His belief is that even a designed object should be open to interpretation, created so each individual user can engage with it in their own way. Tamer studied industrial design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul and was invited during that time to join the prestigious Fiat Advanced Design Concept Lab in Milan. It was there that he learned about the importance of emotion and narrative in design. But it was regular boyhood visits to his father’s carpentry workshop that fired his initial enthusiasm for making. “I’d go into the workshop after every one had gone home and pick up the off-cuts from under the machines, and work out what they could be,” he says. The last year has been a busy one for the designer. He devised a highly successful interactive installation at London’s Royal Academy, took part in an exhibition curated by Wallpaper magazine at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, participated in conversations around Istanbul’s Design Biennale, featured in Dwell magazine as a rising star, and also joined Nude as one of its designers. This was his first adventure in working with glass.
"I wanted to make something very simple, not overdesigned, but which could be open to interpretation and fit into many living situations."