‘Why Design?’
Q&A with International Designers


25 February Friday 2011 / 18:00

İstanbul Modern

The founder of Vitra Design Museum and the Chairman of the Vitra Design Foundation Alexander von Vegesack, IKEA designer Sigga Heimis, the founder of London-based Architecture+Design studio Sevil Peach and the former Design Director of Hermès Gabriele Pezzini, came to Istanbul as guests of the Design Biennial for a special meeting.

These four names, who stand out with their institutional success in design, discussed the question “Why Design?” and answered participants’ questions at Istanbul Modern on 25 February. About 270 people, including academicians, directors of professional associations, designers and students, attended to the seminar.

‘Why Design, Why Biennial?’
Istanbul Design Symposium


02 December Thursday 2010 / 09:00

Kadir Has Üniversitesi

Until the first Istanbul Design Biennial, to be held in 2012, symposiums, workshops, exhibitions, and similar preliminary events will be organised during the preparation stage. The first event within this framework, the International Istanbul Design Symposium, was held successfully at Kadir Has University on December 2 and 3.

The International Istanbul Design Symposium, titled “Why Design, Why Biennial?”, hosted 29 speakers, 7 of which were from abroad. 300 people attended the symposium, including students, scholars, company owners who are active in the field of design, members of related organizations and institutions, and representatives of both the national and international press. It was evident that a positive meeting environment had been fostered.