Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio Sanayi313 Architects teamed up with jewelry brand Melis Göral to create a showroom in Istanbul. Situated in the heart of Istanbul’s vibrant Bebek district and overlooking the Bosporus, the showroom occupies an apartment in one of the oldest residential buildings in the area, with large windows and balcony along its entire façade.
Working closely with Melis Göral, the brand’s eponymous Founder and Creative Director, Sanayi313 Architects conceived an evocative space in harmony with the aesthetic of the jewelry collections on display. The original architectural features of the historic landmark building — along with the space’s double-height ceiling and large windows that naturally connect the interior with the exterior — provided a catalyst for Sanayi313 Architects. The design concept is based on the idea of creating a welcoming salon that incorporates strong Art Deco accents in a thoughtful nod to the jewelry.
“We wanted to create a design scheme that would create a memorable experience for visitors, without overriding the pieces being showcased,” said Enis Karavil, Co-founder and Creative Director of Sanayi313 Architects in a statement. “It was important for us to echo the brand’s elegance, contemporary aesthetic and its Art Deco influences.”
Photos by İbrahim Özbunar