ATÖLYE Maker in Residence
ATOLYE has started a new programme “Designer in Residence” where they will facilitate designers and makers to develop new projects in the Prototyping Lab. The first Maker in Residence in ATOLYE will be Turkish designer /maker Bilge Nur Saltik.
With this residency, ATOLYE aims to stimulate making in the Prototyping Lab and incubate ideas and projects to support the maker community in Istanbul.
In her residency Bilge Nur Saltik will be working on a material focus project. Nur will take foam as a focus material, a starting point and explore new techniques and textures to bring out the potential of the material.
It is quite interesting that foam as a material is mostly hidden. It is generally used furnitures or as a support material but never found its solo appearance in homes except cleaning. Nur aims to highlight foam as a material and its characteristic virtues in her new designs. Casting and combining foam with supporting materials to achieve and find new functional daily life objects.