Tasarımları, materyalleri ve teknikleri yaratıcı bir şekilde kullanması, grafiksel kabiliyeti ve problemlere araştırmacı kimliğiyle yaklaşmasıyla tanınmaktadır. Her problemi insan hayatını kolaylaştırmaya yönelik, fonksiyonel düşünüp değerlendirmeye alır. Fonksiyonel aynı zamanda eğlenceli tasarımlar yaratmayı hedefler. Çoğu tasarımında doğadaki formlar esin kaynağıdır.
‘15 Junior Design Awards, Shortlisted LilGaea mobilya koleksiyonu, INGILTERE
’10 ‘Prix Decouverte’ Maison Objet Paris, FRANSA
’09 Genç Yaratıcı Girişimci Ödülü, Londra, İNGİLTERE
İngiliz Konseyi Takdir Ödülü,
’09 Genç Yaratıcı Girişimci Ödülü, İzmir, TÜRKİYE
Birincilik Ödülü, İngiliz Konseyi
’09 ELLEDECO Fuarı, Superstudio piu Genç Yetenekler Sergisi,
Milano Mobilya Fuarı, MILANO Türkiye Temsilcisi
’08 Genç Tasarımcı Ödülü, Birincilik Ödülü, ELLE DECO EDIDA İstanbul TÜRKİYE
’08 İyi Tasarım Ödülü, Design in Turkey
GAEAforms markasından Leaf Hamak TÜRKİYE
’07 Young Designer Award, IDW
İstanbul Dizayn Haftası İstanbul TÜRKİYE
’05 Traverten Dünya Tarzları Dizayn finalisti,
’04 Tria Mücevher Tasarım finalisti, DEBEERS.
Esma Sultan Yalı’da Sergi, İstanbul TÜRKİYE
’04 Mimari Çalışmalar Sergisi, Modern Sanat Müzesi,
Bologna Seramik Fuarı, Lider Andrea Branzi, Bologna İTALYA
In his design approach he is attracted by the emerging and cutting edge technologies, mechanics, and composites which has streamlined and technical solutions.
GAEAforms product manager Tugrul Gövsa is a transport designer from Coventry University in UK where he got most of his knowledge on Composite Materials.
Working for years on the production plant as project manager for 12 meter sailing yatchs in Turkey, he has built upon his experiences and found his own production plant Gövsa Composites in 2003.
Since then he has done numerous projects to variety of companies such as Solar paneled race cars, windmills, medicational carbonfiber beds, carbonfiber hockey sticks, commercial refrigeration, home furnitures, lighting, boat interiors and so on. Tugrul Govsa was awarded for Export in Innovative Products.
Pinar Yar and Tugrul Govsa has set up the company GAEAforms in and got IDW Young Designer Award 2007. Yar and Govsa designs were choosen for Beachlife published by FRAME, and were choosen one of the best 500 emerging young designer in the world published by Thames & Hudson.
Arzu Firuz was born in Istanbul / Turkey. She graduated from Ecole Duperre, school of Art and Design in Paris. She Lives and works in Paris.
Arzu Firuz's projects offer a new look at oriental culture and arts and crafts, and are implemented using industrial techniques on modern materials. Her work brings into question the relationship between ornaments and everyday objects. She went into partnership with Paul Huber in 2009 to set up her own design studio, following the success of her vinyl rugs collection. Today she collaborates with furniture designers, architecture and scenography agencies, as well as cultural institutions. Arzu Firuz’s creations are distributed worldwide, appreciated for their rich, traditional patterns and the precision of the digital processes with which they are drawn.
Designer Jozeph Forakis was born in New York City, and received his BFA-ID from Rhode Island School of Design and Master-ID from the Domus Academy in Milan. His strategic design consulting studio jozeph forakis … design, based in Milan, works across a variety of sectors with international clients including DuneNY, Epson, Foscarini, Fujitsu, Kikkerland, Normann Copenhagen, LG Electronics, Magis, Samsung, Swarovski, Swatch, Tecno, Yamaha Motors … amongst others. He is partner and Creative Director with two new tech/consumer startup companies. The first, +Plugg, will be launched in Spring 2012 with a line of smart accessories for iPhone/iPad. From 1999-2002 he was European Design Director for Motorola and led the team responsible for the design of the Motorola V70 mobile phone. From 1993-1997 he consulted with the Domus Academy Research Center in Milan, where he designed the award winning Logitech Cordless Mouseman Pro – the first “vertical” mouse concept. His designs have won many awards and have been featured in numerous publications and have been displayed in many galleries and museums around the world. In 2004 he was the subject of the first One-Man exhibition ever organized by ADI (Italian Design Association).