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Highly praised jewellery collection REMAINS by designer Leyla Taranto of toz design remains on view at Venice Design 2017 through November 26, 2017.

One of the first contemporary jewellery designers invited to participate in Venice Design 2017, Istanbul’s toz design continues to showcase Remains, her inventive collection of brooches and necklaces fashioned from discarded pieces of wooden picture frames. The exhibition presents the innovative ideas of more than 50 artists and designers, hailing from 20 countries around the globe. We are delighted to announce that  for the first several months of the six-month show, toz has been receiving the kudos of international visitors for its unconventional material concept and the high quality of its craftsmanship. Visitors can view the exhibition, including Remains, through November 26, with early fall being the most idyllic time of year to visit the city of Venice. Toz invites you to experience the multicultural design exhibition in the context of the historical city and the concurrent Venice Art Biennial, which also runs through November 26.  

     

 

 

 

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REMAINS - about the Collection 

Leyla Taranto salvaged the decorative scrap wood that she used to create the Remains brooch and necklace collection from the floor of an Istanbul frame shop where framers had discarded scrap left over from the crafting of custom frames. After research and experimentation in the wood workshop, she gave the embellished fragments form and, as she was working with only a small supply of production leftovers, made many of the pieces one of a kind –unique, or part of limited editions.

The wood that would have served as a window onto an artwork and carried on a dialogue with both the art and the viewers of that art, now, as jewellery, carries on a dialogue with the wearer’s body. Taranto’s act of renewal has given the pieces new life and enabled the parts to recover a wholeness all their own.

In return, the scraps allowed Taranto to explore the nature of “value”, a theme that she has touched on previously in her work. Although Taranto often uses traditional materials and techniques, she also incorporates or relies entirely upon non-traditional techniques and materials like rubber, packing foam or, in the case of Remains, discarded wood. Through a series of creative choices, she elevates so-called “low” materials,  imbuing what was once considered disposable with conceptual, emotional or creative -instead of merely material- value.

Taranto’s work suggests that we construct our existence from myriad choices: What do we keep? What do we cast away? What do we make of what we have and what remains? Through design, what is left, can begin again

 

 

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toz design with it's REMAINS collection will be at VENICE DESIGN 2017! 

We are delighted to announce that designer Leyla Taranto of toz design is participating to Venice Design 2017.

The exhibition, which will coincide with the Venice Art Biennale, will be from May 13 through November 26. Taranto will showcase her Remains collection of brooches and necklaces, fashioned from discarded pieces of wooden picture frames. The exhibition will explore the theme Time-Space-Existence.

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toz design at the International Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, thru 3-6 November 2016

Leyla Taranto of toz design has been invited to exhibit at the international contemporary art fair Contemporary Istanbul (CI)’s new space dedicated to art and design for its 2016 fair. This first edition of "CI Design" has been an opportunity for Taranto to show her latest collection Remains, consisting of brooches/pins made out of production leftovers of wooden picture frames.

 

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Say hello to summer with rubber jewellery.

Leyla Taranto, designer of toz design has chosen the soft medium of rubber and intricate thread for her new collection, which includes necklaces and brooches.Individually, rubber and thread are thought to be modest materials but the combination of the two — soft white rubber paired with the intensity of colorful thread work — creates a captivating combination that greets summer and is sure to delight design lovers.

 

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BULUSMA VI

The 6th annual BULUSMA shopping event is on this year on 16-17-18-19 December 2015 from 11:00-19:00 at the Bobbin Showroom in Nisantasi. The New Years shopping event will feature Leyla Taranto-toz design with jewellery collections and new designs. Other designers at Bulusma this year include Dilek Aksu and her kaftan designs, Örge Tulga’s jewellery designs, Özlem Tuna's ceramic, object, jewellery and object designs, and ceramic designs from Mara Gülerşen. We hope to see you there, soon!

Bobbin Showroom -  Tesvikiye Bostan Sokak No: 13/3, Nisantasi, İstanbul

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Although the 14th Annual Istanbul Biennial has ended, due to great interest, the exhibition in Istanbul Modern, one of the 14th Istanbul Biennial venues is extended until 26 November. Therefore, you can still see the artworks related to the Biennial at the Museum with their redecorated museum store for your enhanced shopping pleasure. And it is our supreme delight to announce that toz design’s jewellery and marble candle holders are available at the store, too. Be sure to check it out, if you make it to the Istanbul Modern Museum!

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SALTWATER: A THEORY OF THOUGHT FORMS
The 14th Istanbul Biennial 'SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms', organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), drafted by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, could be seen from 5 September to 1 November 2015 in over 30 venues on the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus, from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, from Beyoğlu to Büyükada, from Rumelifeneri to the old city and from Şişli to Kadıköy. Istanbul Modern is one of the spaces reserved for the 14th Istanbul Biennial, hosting many noteworthy artists from around the world. While cruising for art, we suggest you have a look at the Museum Shop that is beatıfully redecorated, showcasing selected designers’ pieces along with toz design’s jewellery and candle holders. http://14b.iksv.org

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toz design will be at the TOG Charity Bazaar Bursa on 2nd June, 2015. TOG (Community Volunteers Foundation) contributes to the personal development of young people through encouraging youth to volunteer in social responsibility projects with the aim of increasing youth voluntary community involvement. This will be the first time that the TOG foundation has presence in Bursa.

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Jewellery designer, Leyla Taranto will be a featured guest at İstanbul Modern Museum Shop's monthly ‘Design Rendezvous’, which highlight topics and individuals in the field of art and design. February’s event will take place on the 14th, Valentines Day, and Leyla will be introducing toz design's romantic, ‘hearts collection’ to mark the occasion. Each February, in honor of Valentines Day, Leyla adds a new piece to the intimate collection of modern, heart shaped jewellery, making a perfect gift for design lovers who wish to surprise their loved ones with an artistic symbol of love — or perhaps themselves!

See you Saturday, February 14th at İstanbul Modern Museum Design Store, 16:00-18:00 hours!

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toz design in Venice

We are thrilled to announce that toz design can now be found in Venice, Italy! The distinguished Venetian gallery/design store, OHMYBLUE, located in the heart of Venice will now carry toz design— rounding out your next shopping excursion to the inspiring city. http://ohmyblue.it​

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toz designs bookmark named "Vanishing Necklace" was selected by İKSV Design Store as part of a special collection for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial.

toz designs bookmark named "Vanishing Necklace" was selected by İKSV Design Store as part of a special collection for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial "The Future Is Not What It Used to Be".  The bookmark can be found at the İKSV Design Store and the İstanbul Design Biennial exhibition area during the biennial.

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SILHOUETTES: Capturing Shadows exhibition of toz design’s Silhouettes jewellery collection is now in Ankara! 

After a successful exhibition at Istanbul’s SODA gallery last month, the modern couture jewellery will now be available for art lovers who live in the capital. The exhibition will run from May 23 until June 5, 2014 at Siyah Beyaz Galeri with an opening reception May 23, 2014 Friday, 18:00.

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toz design / Leyla Taranto

SILHOUETTES: Capturing Shadows

February 28, 2014 - March 29,  2014

SODA is pleased to announce SILHOUETTES: Capturing Shadows, an exhibition of toz design’s Silhouettes jewellery collection.

The exhibition, inspired by the ancient practice of candlelight silhouette drawing, welcomes contemporary jewellery art lovers to SODA from February 28 - March 29.

The Silhouettes collection will continue to be on display as part of the SODAmore showcase after the exhibit ends.

www.sodaistanbul.com

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Please join toz design at the 5th annual ‘Buluşma’ exhibition and shopping event, taking place at the BOBBIN Showroom, Nişantaşı December 18-21. Do not miss your rendezvous with Buluşma!

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toz design accessories are now available at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum Shop! Selected to compliment the Anish Kapoor exhibit, the museum shop features toz design’s, copper and marble Dome and Domino candle-holder collection allowing guests to take a little piece of modern sculpture home with them.

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toz design's 'abacus collection' is a favorite of the (MoMA) Museum of Modern Art Design Store Japan.

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toz design is at 'new comers and all time favorites' exhibit at ARCHIVE store. ARCHIVE has a great collection of home accessories and furniture design. toz design's dome and domino candle-holders are happily 'all time favorites' at ARCHIVE

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Dome and domino candle holders are now available at the gallery of fine furniture and accessories Archive, located at Galata Serdar-I Ekrem Street.

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toz design have long been a fixture of the Istanbul Modern Store but now art connoisseurs and those who love online shopping can find all their toz favorites at the İstanbul Modern Online store.

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toz design products are now available online at the İKSV e-store.

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Leyla Taranto was among designers invited by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts to create an exclusive collection expressing the theme of its 40th anniversary celebration.

‘Contact’ necklace, earring and brooch collection is at the IKSV design store.

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