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From Collection to Creation

ARTISANS'   |   18 January 2019 - 23 January 2019 | 11am-7pm

Istanbul’s celebrated collector, designer, and author Gonul Paksoy debuted in India with her exhibition Timeless Simplicity: From Collection to Creation. Paksoy’s designs are informed by her vast collection of objects - from archaeological beads to Ottoman textiles and talismans - and the meanings they carry across time.  Paksoy’s timeless garments are inspired by the costume of Sufi Whirling Dervishes, and imbued with a mystical simplicity. She embraces material and design with passion – from textiles to beads to the culinary arts. Her collection of ancient beads and amulets influence her jewelry design. She is at the forefront of the sustainable ‘slow’ food movement, and her revolutionary book, ‘The Zero Waste Kitchen’ is influential today.

Dr Gonul Paksoy is a chemical engineer with a Doctorate in organic dyes, and chose to design fabrics, clothes, and jewelry professionally. Gonul is a passionate champion for the protection and preservation of Turkey’s past, taking the aesthetic essence into the future with her timeless design.  

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