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Leyla Taranto

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Published: 19.11.2019
Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro68, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, pearls, magnet.. 6 x 4.5 x 2 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro68, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, pearls, magnet.
6 x 4.5 x 2 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro69, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, pearls, magnet.. 6 x 5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro69, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, pearls, magnet.
6 x 5 x 1.5 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro58, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, pearl, magnet.. 5.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro58, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, pearl, magnet.
5.3 x 3.3 x 0.9 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Earrings: RE-e19, 2019. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Earrings: RE-e19, 2019
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro73, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver, magnet.. 10 x 6 x 1 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro73, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver, magnet.
10 x 6 x 1 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro79, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 10.5 x 9 x 1 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro79, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
10.5 x 9 x 1 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro82, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, gold plated silver.. 8.2 x 5 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro82, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, gold plated silver.
8.2 x 5 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro48, 2018. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 10.3 x 7 x 1.2 cm. Photo by: Umut Töre. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro48, 2018
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
10.3 x 7 x 1.2 cm
Photo by: Umut Töre
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Earrings: RE-e18, 2019. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 4.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Earrings: RE-e18, 2019
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
4.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Necklace: RE-n35, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 23 x 19 cm. Photo by: Çetin Özdemir. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Necklace: RE-n35, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
23 x 19 cm
Photo by: Çetin Özdemir
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Necklace: RE-n35, 2019. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 23 x 19 cm. Photo by: Çetin Özdemir. From series: Remains collection. On body.. Leyla Taranto
Necklace: RE-n35, 2019
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
23 x 19 cm
Photo by: Çetin Özdemir
From series: Remains collection

On body.

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Leyla Taranto. Necklace: RE-n25, 2018. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 13 x 12 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Necklace: RE-n25, 2018
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
13 x 12 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Necklace: RE-n25, 2018. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 13 x 12 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. On body.. Leyla Taranto
Necklace: RE-n25, 2018
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
13 x 12 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection

On body.

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Leyla Taranto. Necklace: RE-n19, 2018. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 11 x 5.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Umut Töre. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Necklace: RE-n19, 2018
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
11 x 5.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Umut Töre
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Cufflinks: RE-cu05, 2017. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 2 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. Leyla Taranto
Cufflinks: RE-cu05, 2017
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
2 x 1.5 x 0.9 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
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Leyla Taranto. Necklace: RE-n09, 2017. Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 8 x 6.3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Eda Kum. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Necklace: RE-n09, 2017
Wood picture frames (leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
8 x 6.3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Eda Kum
From series: Remains collection
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Leyla Taranto. Brooch: RE-bro08, 2016. Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.. 7.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm. Photo by: Umut Töre. From series: Remains collection. Leyla Taranto
Brooch: RE-bro08, 2016
Wood picture frames(leftovers), paint, blackened silver.
7.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm
Photo by: Umut Töre
From series: Remains collection
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Intro
Leyla Taranto is a jewellery designer based in Istanbul, Turkey, with a BA in Sociology. Her interest in jewellery, which began with a childhood fondness for bracelets and necklaces and was later formalised with atelier training, is now a full-time passion and occupation. Through her own brand name and gallery, toz design, Taranto continues to experiment with both traditional and non-traditional materials for jewellery design, including scrap materials.

Statement

To create the Remains collection, I salvaged discarded ornamental scrap wood pieces from the floor of an Istanbul custom frame shop. Without knowing what I would do with them, I took the remains to my studio. Back in the woodshop, I began to experiment with the fragments, and through a series of innovative choices, created one-of-a-kind or limited editions consisting of new forms that reflected my own conceptual, stylistic and structural interpretations of the original scraps.
 
As a designer, I found it gratifying to be able to provide these scraps an unanticipated usefulness and to enable them to recover a wholeness all their own by playing with the juxtaposition of what is precious (wood) and what is not precious (waste).

 

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2019:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2019  Jewelry Links.
han house of design, Istanbul.
Exhibition  15 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019  Beyond Design.
Panelist, speaker. During Design Week Turkey.
Exhibition  14 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  Jewelry Links.
Design Week Turkey / Beyond Design.
Exhibition  09 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019  Jewelry Links.
Kameleon Concept Store and Gallery, Istanbul.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019  Jewelry Links in Barcelona.
Exhibition  09 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  LOOT 2019. Mad about Jewelry.
2018:
Exhibition  12 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018  Jewelry Links in Vienna.
Exhibition  26 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018  Jewelry Links.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2018 - 07 Apr 2018  Schmuck Verbindet.
2017:
Exhibition  13 May 2017 - 26 Nov 2017  Venice Design 2017.
2016:
2014:
Solo exhibition  23 May 2014 - 05 Jun 2014  Silhouettes.
Gallery Siyah Beyaz, Ankara.
Solo exhibition  28 Feb 2014 - 01 Mar 2014  Silhouettes.
Soda Gallery, Istanbul.
2010:
Solo exhibition  03 Jun 2010 - 06 Jun 2010  Hulaloop.
ECNP Gallery, Istanbul.

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Catalogue:  Muğlak Alan. CKM Art Space:  Istanbul,  2018
Catalogue:  Contemporary Istanbul. Contemporary Istanbul:  Istanbul,  2016
Catalogue:  Time Space Existence. European Cultural Center:  Venice,  2016
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