Taking their lead from the country’s long history with pottery and ceramics, these modern Istanbul brands are creating tableware to covet
Boasting over 12,000 followers on Instagram and now stocked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as 200 other stockists worldwide, Bornn enamelware is undoubtedly one of the standout homeware offerings in Istanbul.
Using traditional Turkish manufacturing techniques to create a range of serveware, the brand has achieved global success with its eye-catching, marbled products. Each piece from the collection is handmade in Istanbul and the collection has now expanded to include splatter patterns inspired by Italian ceramics, and a more minimal colour block collection.
Not strictly a ceramics brand, Palmhouse Living offers a full lifestyle range, from glassware to paintings. Opened in 2012 with a range of pillow in raw linen and woven fabrics, the brand has continued to expand, and its ceramics collection offers a perfect slice of Turkish design to bring home.
From hand-poured candles in ceramic, marbled containers to beautiful pots, hand-painted in local ceramic workshops, these decorative pieces are bound to take pride of place in your home for years to come.
Born in Istanbul and educated in Milan, Serap Korkmaz founded her eponymous label after a career working at world-famous architecture firms. The result of her international outlook is a brand that approaches the traditional Turkish ritual of tea in an incredibly stylish way.
The brand is inspired by classic Turkish teacups, often made of glass, and updates them in colourful ceramics with sleek metallic details.
Founded in Istanbul in 2013, Katzze is a ceramics brand producing plates, cups and candles that merge traditional Turkish designs with a contemporary aesthetic. The brand’s vibrant patterns range from classic blue prints, inspired by the Persian Empire, to bold leopard-print designs.
Each piece is made in Turkey and many feature a special reinforced glaze to ensure the patterns withstand multiple washes and everyday use.
Nida Başoğlu, founder of Masuma Ceramics, believes in the beauty of physically holding an incredible object in your hands – a feeling that cannot be replicated by any new technology in the world.
She also believes in great coffee, and that great coffee should be served in a great cup. Masuma Ceramics’ handmade range is designed to make people feel special – from drinking a morning espresso to eating at a dinner party, each piece combines the textures and patterns in nature with ceramics for a modern, organic feel.