Kağıthane (House of Paper) is a small design shop that has an innovative mix of items from notebooks and postcards to folding fans and bags—all with a humorous edge.
Kağıthane is owned by Emine Tusavul, who is a lecturer at Işık University’s Fine Arts department and the founding partner of an advertising agency. The majority of the pieces at Kağıthane are designed by Tusavul herself but you’ll also find some items created by her students. Most of the items are made of paper, while some are made of porcelain and ceramic. The unique designs are inspired by Istanbul and Turkish culture—from the Galata Tower and the Bosphorus to the traditional tea cups and old Turkish films.
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