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July 2011

Modern Home Furniture

Newsletter News from Temay

Flash News & Events

International Saloni Fair: The world's most important furniture fair, Saloni,

• Inca series is launched. • New catalog can view at our website at

took place in Milano, Italy between April 17 and April 22. Companies showed off their new products and designs. This year, the new trend seems to be structure surfaces with

A Product Showcase from Saloni 2011...

white painting and upholstery in all beds. Anyone in the business of furniture must visit the exhibition at least every two year. Inegol – Bursa Fair: With the aim to introduce locally produced furniture to Turkey and the world, MODEF fair took place in April, 2011. We were present there with our Sur series. In the last issue, we presented a product presentation to all our customers. We designed the new product of X7. But with not enough satisfactory feedback, we will hold on to it for some time. In the meantime, a new product was hastily designed. It is our new Inca line. We believe with this new line, we will redefine the idea of furniture and set example for all companies hoping to implement a personal touch of feeling to furniture.

R & D News - Our Inca Series

Titles from this issue News from Temay


R & D News - Our Inca Series


Innovative design ideas: Inca Bookshelf


History of Furniture


Furniture Fair Dates


About this Newsletter


Inca Series


We will be introducing a new line of product that will redefine the idea of furniture and how our customer makes decision of what to buy. The aim of this new line is to give our customer (stores) more options in terms of colors and

sizes. The idea of Inca series is directly derived from the Inca Ruins in present day Peru. The series is inspired by the shape of doors and windows at Inca Ruins. The total series was designed by Andres Carpinelli from Argentine. The customer will be offered to select from different design and colors. As long as they are pleased with the line of the design, we will find something suitable for them. In other words, they will be able to choose the color of their desire and also choose the size which would fit into their living spaces. This feature simply makes the product special for each buyer. For example several sizes of dresser and console will be offered. Interactive media will be prepared to help our customers to visualize the idea and colors behind this concept.



Innovative design ideas: Inca Bookshelf

'When we designed Inca series, we thought of accessories that would add value to the product'.

Inca Bookshelf in White

Inca Bookshelf in Walnut

The space limitation often becomes an obstacle when we are determined to own a piece of furniture or accessory. In here modularity of furniture pieces becomes crucially important. When we designed Inca series, we thought of accessories that would add value to the product. This in mind, we came up with designing a bookshelf inline with the Inca concept. This bookshelf consist of modules which could be added up to create a different sizes.

Inca Bookshelf in Full Display View | Total of 21 modules connected to each other.

History of Furniture Introduction 'Throughout history, trends in furniture have evolved alongside societies'.

In our modern age, furniture has become an indispensible part of our lives; it is an element which we have been using everyday from the moment that we are born into this world to the last breath. Was this the case in the very early ages of mankind? Did furniture exist in those days? Was it a crucial element in everyday life? In this article, we will examine this very question and we will see how it prevails. It is clear from the history that as people abandoned the nomadic life and started to settle down in towns, furniture started to being a necessity. Throughout history, trends (materials used, designs and etc) in furniture have evolved alongside societies. The materials that they had access were also a matter of question alongside the advancement in technology. A crucial example of this is seen at the excavated furniture found in a village in Orkney, Scotland. According to historians, this is the oldest excavated furniture which dates back to 3100 BC. Yet, due to the shortage of wood in that area, the excavated furniture was made from stone. The first surviving wood furniture dates back to the Pharaohs of Egypt to 2700 BC. It survived till today because of the dry weather and less humidity conditions of Egypt. It appears that during that time, hammer, spring driller, cutters, ax, adz and wooden lathe were used to produce the furniture. From the above, it is clear that furniture has been around for at least 5,000 years. In Anatolia, present day Turkey, the earliest surviving furniture was excavated in Gordion (Polatl覺 - Ankara), Turkey which dates back to 8th century BC. The elements



ent influences and newly developed unique materials, as well as innovative way of mass manufacturing. It was in this era that steel emerged as an important part of furniture component. Molded plywood and plastic were also used. The idea simply was to create style which balance between aesthetics and practicality. Furthermore, it had to be accessible so that many people would own it. Stone made furniture found in Orkney, Scotland

The Symbol of Modern Design: Barcelona Chair

include a table and inlaid serving stand. In ancient Greek at 2nd century BC, bed and steel chair were depicted in a sculpture which is a clear proof of existence of furniture. Roman Furniture also appears during 1st century BC in Pompeii.

It is the most famous chair of all time. It is probably

In Europe, Greco-Roman tradition influenced the furniture style till the 19th century.

Furniture in Modern Age Before the modernist design movement in the 19th century, furniture was designed to be complicated with no regard to functionality. It was intended for only design and aesthetic appeal. The amount of hours that went into producing it determined its value. With the advancement in technology and industrial age of 19th century, more sophisticated methods of manufacturing furniture and new materials were developed. This enabled furniture style from being visually heavy to light in both weight and price. During the first half of the 20th century, making furniture more functional and accessible became the core idea behind designing. Furthermore, idea of free thinking and practicality became the essence of many designs. The first quarter of the 20th century was the real beginning of modernism in furniture that we see today. Art deco, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Wiener Werkst채tte and Vienna Secession are important institutions of design during this era. During WWII, new materials were developed including laminated plywood, plastics, and fiberglass. Thus, 20th century was an era in which evolved out of combination of differ-

Barcelona Chair

the best known example of modern furniture known by its name by many. It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for German pavilion in the Barcelona exhibition in 1929. The source of inspiration is believed to be the folding chairs that pharaohs of Egypt used. The rights were sold to Knoll Inc. Modern will be the trend for some time in the future; modern furniture represents furniture that is portable, useful, durable, and practical which are the characteristics of what people in this present era are looking for and will be looking for in the next years to come. .

Furniture Developments in Turkey Turkey has gone through a great deal of development in furniture industry since 1990s. In Turkey, furniture industry is one of few industries that produce the final product without importing any raw material from outside. Because of its strategic location of Turkey and entrepreneurs skills of Turkish people, Turkey is set to be a hub of furniture in this region from the east to the west. For the last four years, Turkish furniture designs have a direct influence of Italian designs.


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With this publication, we are hoping to inform our customers and colleagues about the development of our company and furniture industry. This newsletter

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will be published every two months. Information about the newsletter Editor: Nurcan Öz Preparation Date:12 - 7 - 2011

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Important Furniture Fair in the World in the Coming Months Date




7-10 September 2011

CIFF 2011 September

Guangzhou - China

9-13 September 2011

Maison & Objet

Paris - France

Inca Series

Inca Bed in Brown & White Fabric

Inca Narrow Dresser in White & Painted Black Glass

Inca Tall Console in Walnut & Painted White Glass

Newsletter | July 2011  

With july edition, we are keeping you updated of the developments at Temay and the furniture world.

Newsletter | July 2011  

With july edition, we are keeping you updated of the developments at Temay and the furniture world.