Elif Günes

Furniture Designer

China

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AWARDS

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Elif Güneş graduated from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, from the department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. In 2007, she received her master degree and in 2011 she received her PhD degree from the same department of İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University. She is the head of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture, Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey. She also is the director of graduate program. Her previous professional experience has included appointments as a research assistant and instructor, and she is currently works as an Asst. Prof. Dr. in the same department. She has published articles in various international journals and edited books, and her current research and teaching interests include interior design studio, color theory and psychology of color, color-emotion associations, space and emotion, lighting in interior spaces and wayfinding strategies.

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EDUCATION

2007-2011Bilkent University, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Ph.D.
2005-2007Bilkent University, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, M.S.
2000-2005Bilkent University, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, B.S.

WORKING EXPERIENCES

06/2015-Ongoing Chairperson, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
Atilim University, Turkey
01/2019-05/2019 Acting Chair, Department of Fashion and Textile Design
Atilim University, Turkey
2014-2015 Assist Chairperson, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
Atilim University, Turkey

AWARDS AND PRIZES

A’ Design Award & Competition, 2018-2019
Bronze A’ Design Award
‘ASEL’ – Office Cubicle
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category

SELECTED PROJECTS

Flexion

FUNCTION:

Bench

LOCATION:

YEAR:

2021

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

This design aims to add a different identity to the bench design, where you can only sit for rest in daily life and do not pay much attention to its design. It is aimed to achieve this goal with a sculptural innovative touch like a mirror that reflects the identity of a concrete-filled city, the running of the people living in it.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Bulent Unal

COPYRIGHTS:

Elif Günes

Chameleon

FUNCTION:

Door Handle

LOCATION:

Turkey

YEAR:

2021

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

Chameleon as a door handle is not operating as a separate part integrated into the door, but as a design element of both the door surface and the interior space. According to the design of the door surface, the design approach and the style of the interior, as well as the user’s own personal taste, this door handle is identity-based. In a word the door handle design is actually created not by the designer, but by the user.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

Bulent Unal

PHOTO CREDITS:

Elif Günes

COPYRIGHTS:

Gunes

FUNCTION:

Door Handle

LOCATION:

Turkey

YEAR:

2020

Aerial View of Forest

ABOUT

This door handle design offers a blend of ergonomic, innovative, aesthetic and high-tech design approaches. Unlike traditional door locking systems, it is a fixture with an ergonomic locking system supported by colored light without using keys. To open or lock the door, it is enough just to grasp the illuminated circle by hand and turn it to the right or left. The design is formed by circular lines that refer to this turning action and are distributed from a single center.

Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest
Aerial View of Forest

PHOTO CREDITS:

Elif Gunes

COPYRIGHTS:

Elif Günes