Bilge Nur Saltik / Form & Seek
This temporary installation has been archived.
Active from November 2022 – April 2023
Form&Seek is a design studio that creates and curates uniquely crafted products. Each product we touch emerges from a powerful narrative fueled by an interest in human behavior and interaction with objects. We are true believers of the story behind the objects. Form&Seek design studio focuses on newly developed processes, and contemporary, global, and local craft techniques. Emphasizing craftsmanship, materials, and process our studio designs unique, functional and playful objects.
The Sunset installation focuses on bringing light and attraction to unused alleyways of Ann Arbor. The sequential structure floats multi-colored fabrics in different saturations to depict the sunset. Each unit will connect with steel wires to the sidewalls and create a lightweight structure for the hanging fabric. It is a fresh, whimsical, and appealing installation that fits Ann Arbor’s fun spirit.
Bilge Nur Saltik is a designer, curator, and maker based in Detroit. She received her MFA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art, London, and her BA in Industrial design and Graphic Design from Yeditepe University, Istanbul.
She is the founder and creative director of Form&Seek, a design studio that creates and curates uniquely crafted products and experiences. At Form&Seek, each product emerges from a powerful narrative fueled by an interest in human behavior and interaction with objects. Emphasizing craftsmanship, materials and process; Form&Seek designs unique, functional, and playful objects. Notable clients include Le Bon Marche, Cariuma, Pasabahçe, Kwambio and the Shanghai Glass Museum.
Nur has been awarded Notable Women in Design 2020 by Crain`s Detroit. She won the New Design Britain Award (2014) and was selected “Top 20 designers under 35″ by New York Magazine (2013). Her work was exhibited in national and international prestigious platforms such as Victoria&Albert Museum (London), Cooper Hewitt Museum (NYC), and Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam). Her work was published on well-known media channels and magazines such as Wired, Evening Standard, ICON Magazine, and Frame Magazine. Nur is an active member of the Detroit design community. She serves as a Design Network board member of Design Core Detroit.d”