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Meriç Kara: A Domestic Schizophrenic Project

Exhibition  /  26 May 2010  -  03 Jul 2010
Published: 10.05.2010
Meriç Kara. Piece: Spell Your Grass, 2010. Corian, cnc cut. Meriç Kara
Piece: Spell Your Grass, 2010
Corian, cnc cut
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(...) Meriç Kara’s first solo exhibition is inspired from domestic plants and their relations with water. Meriç Kara designed a series of multi-personality “pots” that transfer the features and habits of plants into interior spaces. (...)

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Meriç Kara
SODA presents designer Meriç Kara’s first solo exhibition A Domestic Schizophrenic Project!

Inspired from domestic plants and their relations with water, Meriç Kara designed a series of multi-personality “pots” that transfer the features and habits of plants into interior spaces. The designs were manufactured by First Concept and made with DuPont™ Corian® which is a material preferred by several worldwide designers because of its easy use in creative media. The pots reflect their nature in a manner, which are harmonious with the ecology of the plants.

We like to bring nature to our homes. We put fish in bowls, birds in cages, still-life paintings on walls. We hang down plants from balconys so that they wrap and hide the buildings. We try to give them back the space we’ve stolen from them. 

We know that plants blossom in cotton, on grass men and sometimes on the whole surface of a building. They crack through concrete or if you talk sweetly, they grow faster and happier. “A Domestic Schizophrenic Project” focuses on domestic plants in this context. The idea derived from the will to transfer the relation of greenery with water and the features and habits of plants into interior spaces, forming a series of “pots” with multiple personalities. 

Some designs took shape out of need, some from nature and some from the search for innovation. Some fancied to be a like a painting on a wall and some were just no longer able to keep their naïve aspirations inside…

Meriç Kara was born in Izmir in 1977. In 2001 she graduated from the industrial design department of Middle East Technical University. Right after her degree, in 2002 she went to Milan and completed her master’s degree. In 2003, she got the scholarship for 2 years from the design department of Fabrica, the Research and Communication Center of Benetton in Treviso. Here she worked with well-known designers as Ado Cibic and Jaime Hayon. In 2007 she was selected as 1 of the 100 most interesting young designers of the world by Phaidon Press in their book “& fork”. In 2008, four of her collaboration works with 1000 voltdesign received awards in different fields by the Graphic Design Society of Turkey. Since 2009 she works alone and collaborates with creatives from various disciplines and designs for various companies as well as creating her own products.

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Meriç Kara. Piece: Hurts More, 2005-2009. Syntetic material. Meriç Kara
Piece: Hurts More, 2005-2009
Syntetic material
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Meriç Kara. Brooch: Shirt Vase, 2005-2009. Mixed media. Carry your flower around more fresh.. Meriç Kara
Brooch: Shirt Vase, 2005-2009
Mixed media
Carry your flower around more fresh.
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Meriç Kara. Object: Key Handle, 2005-2009. Plastic, metal. Meriç Kara
Object: Key Handle, 2005-2009
Plastic, metal
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Meriç Kara. Brooch: = x +, 2005-2009. Mixed media. Make a statement by threading the buttons.. Meriç Kara
Brooch: = x +, 2005-2009
Mixed media
Make a statement by threading the buttons.
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Meriç Kara. Piece: Discount Sandwich, 2005-2009. Mixed media. Meriç Kara
Piece: Discount Sandwich, 2005-2009
Mixed media
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