Sanayi313 Architects designs Etiler House in Istanbul

Sanayi313 Architects designed a140 sqm apartment for a young, newly married couple (All photographs by İbrahim Özbunar)

Etiler House is a 140 sqm apartment designed for a young newly married couple by Sanayi313 Architects. The flat is located in one the oldest apartment buildings in Etiler, which is a central district close to the city’s business quarter. Sanayi313 Architects were given a brief to create a warm, welcoming and functional home, where the owners would be surrounded by art and design.

Black and white, natural textures and hardwood flooring

The house is characterised by the use of black and white, natural textures and hardwood flooring, and an art and design collection that could rival an art gallery. Sanayi313 Architects wanted the house to make a good first impression by setting a highly graphic yet minimalist stage in the entrance hall. Artwork such as Fluid Structures (oil on canvas) by Brussels-born Turkish contemporary artist Sinan Logie sits alongside Imperfettolab’s varnished fiberglass Ciottolo I stool.

Meanwhile, the living room is dominated by large windows and a floor-to-ceiling bookcase covering the entirety of one of the walls, only allowing space for a built-in fireplace in front of which sits a raw fiberglass Roly Poly Chair by Faye Toogood. The main seating area features a pair of Pierre Jeanneret Easy Armchairs, accompanied by a Senufo Side Table by Arno Declercq.

In the dining area, a custom-made travertine table that seats eight people is surrounded by Hans J. Wegner’s Elbow chairs in black and lit by a Helios pendant chandelier designed by Holly Hunt.

About Sanayi313 Architects

Sanayi313 Architects is a multi-disciplinary design studio specialising in interiors and product design. With commissions from a range of fashion and jewellery designers, restaurateurs and other private clients, the studio has an international portfolio that ranges from refurbishments to new-builds and from luxury residential to commercial. Projects can currently be found in Istanbul, New York, Miami and London.

The studio has also developed a collection of furniture and objects, all designed under the creative direction of Karavil. The pieces merge form and function, while highlighting craftmanship and keeping traditions alive but infusing a modern twist to the designs. The products range from bold, monolithic tables to handcrafted ceramic cups.