In the TEDx talk at Vefa Lisesi, Begüm Cânâ Özgür shares her journey that took her to the villages of Anatolia to collaborate with women weavers and the meaning she infers as a designer. She explains how the design process links the demands of end users with the social needs of local weavers, ultimately effecting the lives of both ends.

Begüm Cânâ Özgür defines the Eclipse moment, a moment of darkness at when you take one step out of your comfort zone and you meet with chaos, which is later followed by an enlightenment and awareness. 

Soon to be on YouTube. 


We are happy to announce the launching of atlas design collection in collaboration with IN-BETWEEN Design Platform and Governorship of Harran.

atlas design collection, translating Mesopotamian cultural heritage and aesthetics  to our times, aims to integrate the social awareness and sustainable design economy with the rising values in the global design scene.

The project is managed under the directorship of Ömer Faruk Çelik, District Governor of Harran, and realized with ADEM (Family Support Centre) within the Governorship of Harran, dedicated to support women empowerment and encouraging women to take an active role in the social life and thus creating a social change. atlas design collection is curated by Bilgen Coskun and Dilek Öztürk, founders of IN-BETWEEN Design Platform, with the works of designers Aslı Smith, Baris Gün, Begüm Cânâ Özgür, DAY Studio, INCOMPLIT and Sule Koç.

SHADE OUTDOOR launching by nanimarquina

SHADE collection by nanimarquina is now developed to furnish and beautify the open air spaces. The new product SHADE Outdoor is launched at Salone del Mobile, 58th edition.


Begüm Cânâ Özgür shared her new works with Scandinavian design audience at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019, Greenhouse section.

She also gave a talk at the Greenhouse Stage, on her design process and her role as a designer in creating a social change.


A group of nine contemporary design studios working in Istanbul presented selected designs to the New York design audience at the 2018 New York Design Week.

Co-curated by two Turkish architects in two continents - Koray Duman in New York and Füsun Eczacibasi in Istanbul, and organized in collaboration with designer Feleksan Onar, the exhibition presented a scene, representative of Istanbul contemporary living , featuring works by: Autoban, Begüm Cânâ Özgür, Feyz Design, Fy-Shan Glass Studio, Gorbon Tiles, Linens, Merve Kahraman, Mucs Studio, Santimetre. For more information click here.

In parallel to the exhibition, A Panel Discussion called "Crossing Boundaries", took place at the Herman Miller Manhattan store. The discussion was on the role of culture in the creative practices of three Istanbul based designers Feleksan Onar, Orhan Gorbon and Begüm Cânâ Özgür moderated by Herman Miller designer Ayse Birsel. Thanks all for coming!

OPTICALS at Herman Miller

Happy to announce the Opticals wall hangings are now at Herman Miller Flagshipstore, NY!

SHADE POUF launching by Nanimarquina

New product SHADE pouf has been launched by Nanimarquina at Salone del Mobile, 57th edition. Shade pouf presents eight models as a versatile accessory that complements the rugs of SHADE collection. 

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Proud to be filmed among other 8 passionate women, following their own path to inspire and convert their societies. BU KIZIN ÖYKÜSÜ is a documentary series on empowering young Turkish women. Project developed by Zeynep Erekli, directed by Çagatay Kaya. 

A short film that shares the story behind Begüm Cânâ Özgür's handwoven design rugs and the social impact of her process. Click here to watch.

OPTICALS at Milan Design Week

You are invited to Age of Man exhibition by Form&Seek, where the new OPTICAL collection will be exhibited in Milan Design week.
We will be open from 4 - 9 April 2017 in Ventura Lambrate, Via Ventura 2

"In a response to the growing awareness of the conseqences of our actions we think that as designers we can play a leading role in shaping our future attitudes towards natural resources, production processes and the consumption of goods."

For the "AGE OF MAN" the Form&Seekers work explores the theme that are botth rooted in the past and racing towards the future.

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Begüm Cânâ Özgür's first solo show takes place in ECNP Gallery.

SENSATION-PERCEPTION presents a collection of hand-woven flat weaves with the strong visual impression that leads to subjective perceptive experience. The new “ OPTICALS” series, which are being exhibited for the first time, use the visual phenomena of optical illusions in order to amaze the viewer and create an experiential quality. The viewer’s perception activates the piece in each encounter, keeping the dialog alive between the object and the user. Drawing on the dynamic experiential quality, the design object goes beyond its functional purposes and becomes a companion in the life experience.

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SHADE presentation at NYCXDesign

The new Shade collection by Nanimarquina has enjoyed double exposure during the NYCxDesign. The first occurred during the party organized by Vitra and Artek in their pop-up showroom overlooking the Whitney Museum. A large number of attendees were able to view new products presented by the three brands, while enjoying delicious cocktails and live music.

The day after, the official presentation of the collection was held at the nanimarquina showroom located in the Soho Design District. During the evening, attendees were able to meet the designer in person, who explained the technical complexity of the gradient applied to Shade.

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