Billing himself an 'interdisciplinary designer' Istanbul-based Tamer Nakisci's experience spans technology, automotive design, multi-sensorial installations and products. He is inspired by the future and fascinated by a timeless aesthetic, and his work focuses on the interactions between people, spaces and objects. His relatively short career ( a decade spent between Turkey and several European cities ) has garnered him a plethora of international prizes and exhibitions, including a showcase at Villa Noailles Design Parade and two Red Dot awards.
— Suzanne Trocmé
editor at large
Tamer Nakisci is an interdisciplinary designer with a strong vision and fascination for the future.
With his ability to play with ideas and forms, emotions, materials and technologies in surprising and innovative ways; Tamer Nakisci explores new scenarios, physical and emotional interactions between the human, spaces and objects through his work...
He studied Industrial Design at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. He started his career at Fiat Advanced Design Concept Lab – Milan in 2004, followed by "Nokia 888" concept; bringing him his first worldwide success in 2005 at the Nokia Benelux Design Awards. He was selected among “Europe’s 100 young creative talents” by the European Union in 2009; and has been invited to numerous workshops and conferences around the world.
Based in London and Istanbul— he is working across a broad range of projects, varying from product design to installations. His relatively short career has garnered him a plethora of international prizes and exhibitions, including a showcase at Villa Noailles Design Parade and two Red Dot & iF Product Design Awards.
2016 Design Harbour during Art Basel Hong Kong. "Mirage"
2016 Design Plus. Frankfurt, DE.
2016 Ambiente Talents. Frankfurt, DE.
2015 Royal Academy of Arts, Tile Wall, installation. London, UK.
2015 ICFF Studio Winner, ICFF. New York.
2015 Wallpaper* D3 — Middle East Revealed II , Milan
2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, Advising member.
2014 Istanbul Design Bieannial,"The Future of... Things", Moderator
2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, "Mist" installation, Istanbul
2014 Glass is Tomorrow meets Nude. Workshop. Denizli, Turkey
2014 Istanbul Design Biennial, Craft: Old for New, Polska in Between, Antrepo 7
2014 Wallpaper* Middle East Revealed Exhibition, London, UK
2013 Istanbul Design Week, “Greenspace” installation
2013 Nooka X Graniph Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Interseption, Relational Aesthetics, Oslo Norway
2013 Sarajevo SOS Dizajn Festival, Guest speaker
2013 Wanted Design, New York. Design: Istanbul – NY
2012 Design Parage, Viila Noailles, France
2012 Table of Contents: Contemporary Tableware Design from Istanbul
2012 Salone del mobile, Carwan Gallery
2012 Design Days Dubai, Carwan Gallery
2012 Quark, Bits Goa, Guest Lecturer
2012 From Çokçok to Zikzak: Istanbul Alphabet, Museum der dinge
2011 “Month of Design” Ljubljana, Exhibitor, Guest speaker
2011 Istanbul Design Week, “Intersection” installation
2011 Indian Institute of Technology, Guest Lecturer
2011 Apogee, Bits Pilani, Guest Lecturer
2011 Spagat, MartA Herford, Exhibitor, Installation
2010 Young European Talents Summit, Pforzheim, Germany
2010 Troia Transparency Exhibition, Big Secret
2010 Design Spirit Istanbul, Istanbul
2009 Inclusive Innovation: “Future Scenarios”, %100 Design, London
2009 Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul
2009 IMM Cologne, D3 Design Talents
2008 KALE Tasarım Merkezi, Member of The Advisory Board
2007 Apple iCan’06 Design Competition, Jury Member
2006 Istanbul Street Design Week
2006 Unicera Bathroom Fair, Infinity, Installation
2004 Sector Watches Workshop, Milan
2004 Fiat One Step Ahead Project (OSA)
2016 Design Plus / Mist, for Nudeglass.
2015 ICFF Studio Winner, NYC
2012 Design Turkey / Pixel rug
2011 Red Dot Product Design Award / Cube wall tiles
2011 Red Dot Product Design Award / Dot wall tiles
2011 iF Product Design Award / Cube&Dot Bathroom Collection
2011 EDIDA Elle Decor Awards, Turkey
2009 Europe’s 100 Young Creative Talents, Creativity Forum, Brussels
2009 International Young Design Entrepreneur / The British Council Turkey, Finalist
2007 Aysad International Lift Design Competition / Linea
2006 IMMIB, Electronics Category / Felix
2005 IMMIB, Packaging Category / Hold Me
2005 Nokia Benelux Design Awards / Nokia 888
2004 Visa Europe, Creative Intelligence
2004 Demirdokum Future of House Heating Competition / Follow Me