Hard and soft, industrial and artisan – playing with contrasts. The vision of Bilge Nur Saltik from Istanbul for the flooring of the future is to combine hard with soft materials, and industrial with artisan joining methods. This leads to an unusual floor covering with a unique haptic quality that requires no permanent adhesive at all. She draws attention to the transitions between different materials as an element of design.
DOMOTEX 2017 / Young Designer Trendtable
Far from the products and materials that designer Bilge Nur Saltik has worked with previously, lies the Domotex exhibition next– the leading global trade fair for floor coverings.
For DOMOTEX 2017, Nur was asked to join a group of creative thinkers from five countries, brought together by designer Stefan Diez workshop in his Munich studio. As part of the DOMOTEX venture “Young Designer Trendtable,” A multinational lineup of designers, comprising Turkish-born Bilge Nur Saltik, Jane Briggs and Christy Cole (Scotland), Klaas Kuiken (Netherlands), Hanne Willmann (Germany) and Victoria Wilmotte (France) were tasked with developing trendsetting flooring concepts and designs. These concepts will take the trade by storm when they are showcased at DOMOTEX 2017.
Rather than products, the output here will be installations from the five designers, intended to trigger conversation, set trends for the industry and draw in the massive audience of architects and designers at the fair.
For DOMOTEX, Nur’s work will break away from the grid (of carpet tiling), so to speak, and will investigate and experiment with ‘joinery’ between flooring elements. Despite this project operating in an entirely new industry, Nur’s work is sure to get to the heart of the brief and impact yet another new realm of design.