Bilge Nur Saltik's intent is to incorporate culture with contemporary design. Pairing the old with the new, she works with traditional craftsmen–tapping into their age-old techniques and knowledge–and introduces them to new materials and fabrication processes. This intersection produces unexpected results and never-seen-before products.
Turkish-born Nur's practice, Studio Bilge Nur Saltik was established in 2013, shortly after receiving her master's degree in Product Design from the Royal College of Art in London.
At Studio Bilge Nur Saltik today, each product emerges from a powerful narrative and is fuelled by an interest in human behavior and human interaction with objects. From integrating cutting-edge consumer electronics with familiar household objects, blurring boundaries; to bringing the age-old thrill of optical illusion into sophisticated design products–Nur seeks to engage and invigorate viewers and users of constantly. With products and projects spanning across multiple design disciplines and mediums, Studio Bilge Nur Saltik molds timeless materials such as glass, ceramic, stone, wood, and fabric into a new life.
Nur is one of the co-founders of London based international design collective Form&Seek and founder and creative director of Turkish online magazine Tasarlayanlar .