6-24 February 2015 Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Centre - İzmir / Türkiye

The first stage of this project, officially known as Izmir University of Economics Scientific Research Project numbered A1308001/BAP-A024-K, is taking place between 2 September 2013 and 2 March 2015. The exhibition is one of the four components of the project -an exhibition, a catalogue, a documentary film, and a digital archive. The exhibition material will comprise the furniture identified as important historic pieces through the literature research being carried out and related interviews with experts. The presentation of the furniture as a part of the exhibition will include 68 original furniture pieces and also a photographic presentation of 113 other pieces. The photographic survey was carried out professionally using a mobile photograph studio. The exhibition is believed to be an efficient way to present and examine the research, and also to create value in the eyes of the design world and the broader public. Furthermore, it is hoped to build an awareness regarding modern furniture designed and produced in Turkey, and to play a fundamental role in assisting other related research. Apart from the exhibition and related catalogue, the parts of the documentary film presenting the stories and reviews of various designers, artisans, actors and other individuals involved in this very important historic movement will be displayed at the exhibition. These personal testimonies of the time and design events we are researching are a vital part of this project giving important insights for future researchers.