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‘Design is the diversity which gives everyone the opportunity to be different’

Semiha Kan was born in 1983 in Mersin, Turkey. She was graduated the department of Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University in 2007.

Semiha is a product designer based in Istanbul. Between 2005 and 2012, she work… Read More
‘Design is the diversity which gives everyone the opportunity to be different’

Semiha Kan was born in 1983 in Mersin, Turkey. She was graduated the department of Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University in 2007.

Semiha is a product designer based in Istanbul. Between 2005 and 2012, she worked as in-house designer and product & design manager for various companies. In parallel and after, she has led her personal projects and worked as a freelance designer for various companies. Her main focus though has been the design and development of self-initiated projects, usually based on a simple idea or observation, executed in a practical, production-friendly way; as well as to develop projects for clients.

Semiha has exhibited at various shows in Istanbul, Munich, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Chicago and Hong Kong. Her work has featured in design magazines such as Elle Decor, Azure, etc. She has also received awards from various design competition such as IMMIB, Promoturk, Ample Sample, etc.

Semiha is specialized in design of tableware, flatware, glassware, furniture, accessories, packaging, etc. Concepts such as function, utility and versatility accompany her projects so faithful and constant.

She was experienced in company logo design, branding, corporate identity, 3D modeling, hand & computer rendering, product development and product & design management.

SERVICES
Research, concept creation and product design.

Three of her designs was featured in ‘1000 Product Designs’ by Eric Chan of ECCO Design Firm.

COMPETITION
- Promoturk Design Competition, Second Prize, Istanbul / Turkey, 2011
- MIT Enterprise Forum Turkey Semi-Finalist, Istanbul / Turkey, 2011 (My team project is chosen in first 30 out of 3200 entrepreneurship projects in the competition.)
- MACEF / The Intelligent Hand Design Competition, Shortlist, Milan/Italy 2010
- Bun Design Moneybox Design Competition, Finalist, Istanbul/Turkey 2010
- IMMIB Industrial Design Competition – House Appliances Category, Third Prize, Istanbul/Turkey 2009
- Ample Sample Design Competition, Finalist, Chicago/USA 2008


EXHIBITION
- States of Material' exhibition at Armaggan Art and Design Gallery, Istanbul/Turkey 2012
- Table of Contents: Contemporary Tableware Design from Istanbul, Caisa Culture Centre, Helsinki/Finland 2012
- ’Feminine Codes in Design’ exhibition at Tasarim Parki, Istanbul/Turkey 2011
- i-deco design, furniture and decoration Fair, Istanbul/Turkey 2011
- Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul/Turkey 2010
- Tendence Fair, Frankfurt/Germany 2010
- HKTDC Hong Kong Housewares Fair, Hong Kong 2010
- Ideal Home Fair , Istanbul/Turkey, 2010
- International Trade Fair ‘Talente’ , Munich/Germany 2010
- Ambiante Fair ‘Talents Area’, Frankfurt/Germany 2010
- Bun Design Moneybox Design Competition Exhibition, Istanbul/Turkey 2010
- Tendence Fair, Frankfurt/Germany, 2009
- i-deco design, furniture and decoration Fair, Istanbul/Turkey 2009
- NeoCon® World’s Trade Fair, Chicago/USA 2008
- i-deco design, furniture and decoration Fair, Istanbul/Turkey 2008
- AYMOD Shoe Fair, Istanbul/Turkey 2006
- Street Design Week, Istanbul/Turkey 2006
- Agrindustrial Design Exhibition, Izmir/Turkey 2005 Read Less
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