Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards 7. Times Found Its Owners


T.C. The Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards, which were held within the TURQUALITY® Program in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce, the Turkish Exporters Assembly and the Industrial Designers Professional Organization (ETMK), were awarded for the 7th time this year.

T.c. Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards were also awarded within the scope of Design Week Turkey 2018 organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) with the coordination of the Ministry of Commerce. A total of 92 products and designers from 13 different categories were awarded at the award ceremony, which was organized with the participation of T.C Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) President Ismail Gulle.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, T.C. Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan reminded that a record was set in the history of the republic in October, adding that Turkey's goal in the next decade is to rise from the middle income level to the higher income level. Pekcan underlined that the only way to do this is by increasing the level of technology, digitalization, design and brand of the products produced and presented to the world market, and listed the support of the ministry as follows: "We put the design culture at the center of our ministry vision. In order to promote design culture in our country; we provide support to our designers, design offices and designer companies."

Speaking at the ceremony, Tim President Ismail Gulle said: " The goal of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, which integrated Turkey with exports in its first period and brought exports together with R&D and technology in the second period, is quite large: our goal is now a Turkey that gives a foreign trade surplus." Gülle stated that the way to increase sustainable exports today is through value-added production and the way of value-added production is through R&D, innovation and design.

In order to contribute to Turkey's branding with design, a plaque was also given to veteran designers who successfully represented Turkey at home and abroad and contributed to the spread of design culture at the Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards, which were held for the 7th time this year. In this context, Aziz Sarıyer, Faruk Malhan, Ali Günöven, Prof. Dr. ilhan Erhan, Dr. Umit Celviş, Güner Mutaf and Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Asatekin received a plaque.

More than 2,500 applications were submitted for products that are Turkish designers, brand owners or manufacturers, and designs produced in the last 3 years from 13 different sectors, from packaging to household goods, were evaluated by 30 international jurors. The competition awarded superior and good designs that take care of the needs of the user and give the product added value and competitive advantage in exports and national market. The brands and designers who won awards in the category of outstanding designs received their awards from Minister Ruhsar Pekcan and Tim President İsmail Gulle.


Sarkit Lighting " Nest " designed by Meltem Maralcan for twin lighting in the Lighting Products Category was awarded the award for best product design


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