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LEVENT CIRPICI &
ATILLA KUZU

“Harmony of Past And              Future”
“Harmony of Past  And Future”

LEVENT CIRPICI

He graduated from Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Architecture in 1989. In 1994, he established Zoom / TPU (Design and Application) company working on architectural and interior design projects for hospitals, hotels, shops, schools, offices and congress centers with his partner, interior designer Atilla Kuzu. In 2001, he was nominated for the prestigious Ağa Han Architecture Awards with the FigenServet Yazıcı home project. In 2009 and 2011, he became the finalist in the WAF Awards with Maslak Acıbadem and Liv Ulus projects. In 2010, 2011 and 2015, he won the first prize of YAPI-TURKEYBUILD with its exhibition stand designs. In 2016, he won the Designer of the Year award with the Ozon Design team at EDIDA Awards organized by Elle Decor International Design Awards. (T50 Table). Çırpıcı, who is an instructor at Mimar Sinan University Architecture and Design studios, who frequently attends the workshops of various universities and is invited as a speaker; continues his education in Sociology at Istanbul University




ATILLA KUZU

He graduated from Marmara University, Department of Industrial Design, Department of Interior Design in 1987. In 1994, he founded Zoom / Tpu (Design Project Implementation) with his partner architect Levent Çırpıcı. In 2001, he was nominated for the prestigious Ağa Han Architecture Awards with FigenServet Yazici home project, and in 2009 and 2011 he was a finalist in the WAF Awards with Maslak Acibadem and Liv Ulus projects. In 2010, 2011 and 2015, he won the first prize of YAPITURKEYBUILD with its exhibition stand designs. In 2010, the ’Open’ series designed for Intema received the ‘’Best Kitchen Design of the Year’’ of Elle Deco International Awards and the ”Angle” table designed for 888 firm, received the ‘’Best Design’’ award of Design Turkey. Atilla Kuzu, who was selected as the ’Designer of the Year’’ by Elle Decor International Awards in 2011, received the first prize in the ‘’Best Kitchen” category with “Fluido’’ which he designed for Intema in 2012.

In 2015, he won the Red Dot Design Award in the concept furniture design category with his “Mantis’’ which he designed for Ozon Design, a Zoom Tpu brand. In 2016, he won the first prize in the lighting category with “Mantis’ at the EDIDA Awards organized by Elle Decor International Design Awards. In the same year, together with the Ozon Design team, he won the Elle Decor ‘’Designer of the Year ”award. “Taklamakan” bench and “Barringer” Coffee Table designs were finalists at the International Furniture Design Fair in Japan. In addition to product designs, Kuzu, continues to focus mainly on interior and architectural projects.

“The color and wood tones of the Navona Dining Room can cause the product to be damped, especially in rooms with wooden parquet flooring. For this reason, Navona Dining Room should be supported with complementary elements such as carpet, lighting and mirror.’’

What does it mean to design for you?

We always find it suitable to approach design issues with caution. Because everything is referred to with design, named as design, and consumed too much like that, causes meaningless mediums that have become widespread under the title of “design’’.

For us, the design is the extension of conformity to the purpose by a conceptual refinement in accordance with the spirit of time and place.

We can summarize it as the expression and the whole of habits that we repeat and continue to repeat unconditionally, which enable us to participate in life and settle in life outside of a profession.

When you were designing this place, what inspired you?

The space can be summarized as a photograph, in fact, about how the worlds of colour and products can come together in a little way through a large number of product groups.

How we should use Navona Dining Room within decoration? And what are the essential components of it?

The colour and wood tones of the product group can cause the product to be damped, especially in rooms with wooden parquet flooring. For this reason, we care about the fact that various tests such as carpet, lighting and mirror supporting the product are presented to the end use

What are the outstanding trends of 2019?

With a limited demand from the customer, we cannot imagine that trends will have an impact on sales. Rather than trends, we would like to draw attention to people's efforts to customize almost every item, just like mobile phone cases.

According to preferences, marble, glass, etc. patterned table on a buffet or the modification of the handles can be duplicated.