interview: ceren keyman
see: ceren keyman's jewellery design from turkey. simply cute! here's a bit more about her.
how long have you been designing jewellery, how did you get started?
For so long...Because my education as a violin player needs discipline and hard work, I never have the chance to actualize my ideas since 2007. While I finalize the whole concept of my designs, I met with Istanbul Modern Museum of Arts Store. Since then I give almost all my time to develop my ideas and try not to finish it.
how would you describe your style?
I am watching Scandinavian designers closely, also following the details in art deco. A little bit gothic, a little bit fairy tale, more modern...
what materials are you using?
I use plexiglas and leather for now.
where are you based and how does this influence your work?
I live in Turkey and sell my designs in Turkey for now. I do work on many projects in here, my "Hacivat-Karagoz" jewellery project is one of them for example, which is an exhibition for galanty show, they are the most well known theatrical characters in Turkey. My collection also introduced in an exhibition called "Design Cities" in Istanbul and the exhibition is for New Designers of the City. However, I don't work mostly on ethnic or cultural mental pictures, somehow the city and the people who live in it influenced the work of any designers. But I think it is not just that simple.
what inspires you?
Anything can make an image for me. But imagining the future is the best inspiration theory of mine.
how do you spend your spare time?
I may say good wine, good magazines, good friends, I enjoy thinking about my ideas, and thinking about they come true.
can we buy your jewellery online?
We are working on it but for now, we haven't got that opportunity, a few months later we will anounce it. If anybody interested in please call us on the contact numbers or via e-mail which you can find on www.keymandesign.com, then we will come up with the possibilities.
thanks for sharing ceren! and all the best of luck!