Novel Design competition at Marble Izmir Fair 2022

Marble Izmir Fair 2022

As one of the most important meetings in the natural stone sector in the world, MARBLE – International Natural Stone and Technologies Fair is opening its door to whole world for the 27th time. MARBLE from 30 March to 2 April, 2022, will welcome many exhibitor companies and sector professionals from Turkey and various countries at fuarizmir, the largest and the most modern fair complex in Turkey.

While marble reserves in Turkey constitutes 33% of the marble reserves in the whole world, Turkey also attracts attention with its marble variety. Turkey has the marble reserves consisting of more than 120 colors and 80 different forms. The most famous types in the international market are Süpren, Elazığ Cherry Red, Akşehir Black, Manyas White, Bilecik Beige, Tiger Skin, Denizli Travertine, Aegean Maroon, Milas Lilac, Gemlik Diabase and Afyon Sugar. İzmir where MARBLE FAIR is organised is one of the most convenient cities for exportation of natural stone.

MARBLE Fair brings thousands of sector professionals from all over the world together each year in coastal city of Izmir, the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa continents.

The competition that brings together natural stone and art: “Novel Design Competition” Bringing the stars of the natural stone industry together, Marble İzmir brought together talents who add art to stone with the Novel Design Competition.

Young designer candidates participated in the competition with original projects they created using natural stone. Bringing the pioneers of the industry together in Fuarizmir, Marble Natural Stone and Technologies Fair is getting ready to open its doors to its visitors for the 27th time between the dates of March 30 and April 2. Organized by İZFAŞ, hosted by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the fair will be the lifeline of natural stone exports in 2022.

Marble İzmir will bring the world together in İzmir with natural stone examples, which collectively become a natural stone exhibition, machines that closely interest the sector, and the latest technologies. Encouraging the sectors to produce value-added products, İZFAŞ also attaches importance to the design in the natural stone sector.

Organized for the fourth time with the theme of “Novel”, the competition brought young designer candidates together with the innovative companies of the sector. The designs won the approval of the jury members The competition, whose application process has ended recently, was presented to the members of the jury.

Works with designs such as aquarium coffee table, loudspeaker, aromatherapy device, and blackboard were highly appreciated by the jury. As a result of the online voting, 15 designs selected among 46 designs were taken under review for production. In the physical designer-company meeting, young talents who are the creators of the designs made their presentations to the production companies. As a result of the evaluation of the companies, the designs to be produced were determined.

Designer-company matches Abdullah Karadeniz and Ece Diliüz-Haz Marble, Beril Kantar and Ecem Çıkrıkçı- Gürmaş Gürel, Gökçe Sevilmiş-Ebla Maden, Gülnur Üstün and Pelin Nur Karabay-Gürmaş Gürel, Hilal Eylül Taşçı-Alimoğlu, İrem Aslan-Laodikya, Kerem Aydın-Haz Marble, Mehmet Tekin and Tahsin Demir-Alimoğlu, Taner Vural-Silkar, Umut Deniz Demir-Alimoğlu, Yaren Aysan-Laodikya. “Novel Design Award” to all projects All projects that will be produced will be given a special design plaque called “Marble Novel Design Award”.

The most successful 3 projects to be selected among the products produced will be entitled to receive the “Marble Most Novel Design Award” and a monetary award of 15 thousand TL. The special design plaque, which is the “Marble Collaboration Design Award”, will be given to 2 companies, taking into account the cooperation between the company and the designer, which is reflected in the production process. The projects that have been decided to be produced will be exhibited at Fuarizmir during the Marble İzmir Fair on March 30-April 2.

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