Turkish designer Begüm Cana Özgür’s Opticals collection of weaves taps into the visual phenomenon of optical illusions. The result of a hands-on, experimental design approach and exploring the visual potential of the basic weaving technique of creating vertical lines, Opticals creates a unique experiential quality by generating patterns that engage the user with movement and depth. Handwoven in Turkey, by Anatolian master weavers, the weaves call upon the importance of one-to-one dialog between the object and the user, to form a long lasting engagement that would enrich not only the users' experience, but also expand the object’s own lifespan. Opticals reflects a signature quality of Cana's work– the fact she is less interested in objects as functional items, but rather as companions in life experiences.
Designer: Begüm Cana Özgür
Begüm Cana Özgür
Since 2014, she lives and works in Istanbul, continues the hands on studio practice mostly focused on textiles and concepts that could be formed around them.