Design Destinations in Istanbul, Turkey
Discover a whole crop of exciting design destinations in the Turkish capital below!
It’s been called Byzantium, Constantinople, Stamboul, and Tsarigrad, but as designer Efe Buluc shows us, there’s only one Istanbul.
The former Constantinople isn’t all Ottoman-era carpets and ruins: A cutting-edge art, dining, and travel scene overlays its rich past.
A philosophical designer based in Beyoğlu relies on handicraft, woodworking, and the universal meaning of nature.
Geometric motifs taken from a centuries-old document still serve as inspiration to Istanbul’s contemporary designers.
Dwell traveled to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, discovering a modern heart beating within ancient walls.