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About Fulden Topaloglu : Fulden Topaloglu is an engineer turned designer who has worked as a designer and design manager for renowned brands in the Turkish market, carrying out projects for companies from different industrial sectors, like furniture, accessories, home textiles, packaging, jewelry, food and houseware. In 2018, she established her design studio, named Studio Kali, where she channels her passion and experience towards providing design services, as well as building a meaningful and inspirational brand for living spaces with Studio Kali’s product collection. Fulden’s work crosses a broad spectrum of design disciplines and mediums, merging ideas and techniques from craft, art and culture to reimagine and shape inspiring products, objects and experiences. In Studio Kali’s product collection, she specifically focuses on products that are at the intersection of craft production and modern design. Through this deliberate choice, Studio Kali aims to support craftsmanship, cultural heritage and local industry, while using design as a bridge between the traditions of the past and the modern aesthetics of the present.
ORGANIZATION:
Studio Kali

EDUCATION:
2004, Industrial Engineering, BSc, Bogazici University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2010, Industrial Product Design, MSc, Istanbul Technical University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2016, Industrial Product Design, PhD, Istanbul Technical University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.

EXPERIENCE:
2018-Now, Founder and Designer, Studio Kali, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2017-Now, Lecturer at Industrial Design Department of Istanbul Medipol University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2016-2017, Lecturer at Industrial Design Department of Istanbul Bilgi University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2014-2018, Freelance Industrial Designer, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2013-2014, Design Group Supervisor, Koleksiyon Mobilya AS, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2012-2013, Lecturer at Industrial Design Department of Beykent University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2010-2011, Industrial Designer, Tasarımussu Design Studio, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2019, "Studio Kali", Back to Home organised by Maison Francaise Turkey and Tomtom Design Hood, Tomtom Kirmizi, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2019, "Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards Exhibition", Design Week Turkey 2019 at Halic Congress Center, With other Design Turkey Industrial Design Award Applicants, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2017, "Zamanin Anlari", Design Week Turkey at Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar Congress and Exhibition Center, With Malhan Design Partners, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2017, "Zamanin Anlari" Exhibition, Koleksiyon Mobilya Headquarters, With Malhan Design Partners, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2015, Karya Academy, Design Atelier Exhibition, Design Foundation Istanbul, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2013, The Story of the Creative International Exhibition, See Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NEW YORK/USA.

AWARDS:
2020, Sama Furniture Collection, Silver A' Design Award.
2020, Ege and Yakamoz Collections, 1st Place in Floor Covering, EDIDA - Elle Decoration International Design Awards.
2019, Sama Furniture Collection, Superior Design Award, Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2020, "EDIDA 2020 Best Designs of Year 2020", Elle Decoration, page 141, April-May, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2020, "Sama Coat Stand and Ege No 2 Kilim Rug", Instyle Home, page 43 and 49, Spring, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2020, "Sama Stool/Table", Marie Claire Maison, page 103, April, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2020, "Sama Collection", Maison Française, page 42, January, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2020, "Yakamoz No 4 Kilim Rug", Elle Decoration, page 43, January-March, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2020, "Sama Collection", Elle Decoration, page 112, January-March, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2019, "Studio Kali", All Decor, pages 86-89, Autumn, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2019, "Ege No 1 Kilim, Sama stools and coffee table, Haida art print", Marie Claire Maison, page 106, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2019, "Sama Furniture Collection", Elle Decoration, page 84, April-May, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2019, "Yakamoz No 6 Kilim Rug" and "Sama Coat Stand and Stool", Maison Française, page 87 and page 53, April, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2019, "Yakamoz No 2 and No 4 Kilim Rugs" and "Sama Stool", Home Art, page 57, March, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2014, "Kanatlı Kilim", Maison Française, Decoration Guide, October, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2014, "Kanatlı Kilim and Ying Yang Kilim", Koleksiyon Mobilya's Insert, pages 8, May, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2017, "Discussing a New Direction for Design Management through a New Design Management Audit Framework", The Design Journal, 20: sup1, S502-S521, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1353000.
2017, "From Design Management to Strategic Design Management: Triggers, Enablers and Challenges in Building Strategic Design Management Capabilities." In E. Bohemia, C. de Bont, & L. S. Holm (Eds.), Conference Proceedings of the
Design Management Academy (Vol. 3, pp. 1019-1041). London: Design Management Academy. doi: 10.21606/dma.2017.102.
2017, "Bridging the Gap: A manual primer into design computing in the context of basic design education", International Journal of Art and Design Education, Vol 36, No 1, pp. 21-38.
2011, "Strategic Use of Design in the Process of Becoming a Global Brand: The Case of VitrA Bath, a Leading Sanitary Ware Manufacturer from Turkey.", Proceedings of the 1st Cambridge Academic Design Management Conference, 7-8 Sept. 2011, CAMBRIDGE/UK.
2010, "Strategic Design Helps Build a Global Brand in Turkey", Design Management Review, Vol 21, No 2, pp. 18-25.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Turkish (Native).
English (Near Native).
French (Intermediate).

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2017- Present, "Basics of Design 1&2", Istanbul Medipol University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2017, Interdisciplinary Studio 1", Istanbul Medipol University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.
2016, "Design Management", Istanbul Bilgi University, ISTANBUL/TURKEY.

HOBBIES:
Swimming, Photography, Drawing

WEB SITE:
https://studiokali.com.tr/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://studiokali.com.tr/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-01-15 14:29:50

COUNTRY:
Turkey

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Fulden Topaloglu


Sama Furniture Series

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2019
Fulden Topaloglu for Studio Kali

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