LONDON (21 September 2022) — Karaca is exhibiting at Design London this week, among a well-curated selection of international design brands. The homeware brand is showcasing their collaboration with visionary designer Hussein Chalayan to 12,000 visitors from all sections of the media, interior designers, and architects.
Karaca X Chalayan is a limited-edition collection of architecturally inspired tableware, the first in the world to be crafted from fine pearl. Karaca X Chalayan was awarded Best Tableware at the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2022.
Comprising two six-piece sets, for dinner and breakfast, the collection’s elegant, yet simple designs cater for today’s lifestyle choices.
The Digital Pearl single dinnerware set, made from ground pearl, exhibits Chalayan’s artistic vision. Each piece stacks together perfectly to create an eye-catching pyramid, that’s both functional and contemporary. Furthermore, it’s irresistible to hosts looking to add a touch of playful performance to their dinner table.
The Poly Breakfast set, made from porcelain and in white, black, and beige, reflects Chalayan’s modern perspective. The concentric circles allow plates and cups to be linked with one another in different ways, giving consumers the creative freedom to shape their breakfast table according to taste.
Hussein Chalayan, designer, comments: “Our idea with this collection was to foster a playful and interactive relationship between the user and the form. The Digital Pearl set can be used vertically where the plates and cups overlap to form a pyramid shape. Setting the pyramid on your table adds an architectural, graphic dimension to your dining experience. Meanwhile, The Poly Breakfast set is an interweaved collection. The products can be combined and displayed in a multitude of ways, each time creating different shapes and forms depending on the preference of the individual”.
Fatih Karaca, CEO of Karaca, comments: “We are delighted to collaborate with Hussein Chalayan in executing his vision for this elegant tableware collection for Karaca. The collection embodies Chalayan’s minimalist approach to design, augmented by his feel for fashion, art, and architecture. As a world first for using fine pearl in dinnerware, we are excited to be showcasing the collection at Design London.”
Cihangir Çetintırnak, Managing Director for Karaca UK, comments: “Karaca is thrilled to exhibit at Design London for the first time as we launch our homeware brand in the UK and, with it, our collaboration with Hussein Chalayan. We are opening our first store in London’s Islington Square this autumn and look forward to this being the first of many.
With so many firsts, now is an exciting time for Karaca as we establish our presence in the UK and bring our multi-faceted products to the British market.”
The Karaca X Chalayan collection is now available at karaca.uk and soon will be available at Karaca’s first UK store, launching in London’s Islington Square this November.
Karaca is exhibiting Karaca X Chalayan at Design London on 21-24 September 2022, at stand D32 in the Pavilion.