“Oriental monkey is the reflection of me and my vision of life. Light, sophisticated and playful.”
I grew up visiting Grand Bazaar with my mom and sister regularly to buy something gold for ourselves or as a present or just for a little stroll in this oldest shop of the world. Every time I was there as a child, Grand Bazaar seemed to me the sum of all world around me. The big world of a small child. The gold jewelers’ shops sparkling like the sun and vivid smell of the spice market, all types of colors, sparkling objects marked a strong memory in my mind. I always loved gold and the feeling it gives to me. It has always been precious, rare and special.
Turkey has its own soul with its multicultural heritage. We have a vivid culture dating back to thousands of years. From ancient civilizations to the Roman and Byzantine period in Anatolia, I get inspiration from the residue they inherited to Turkish culture. Also a great admirer of nature and animals, the rawness and purity of the sea, the woods, the dessert, the lakes are huge models for me.
As a traveller junkie, I collect things and stuff during my travels. I observe the styles, the textures, the energy of everything I encounter during my visits and splash it into my creations. The brand is a combination my strong Anatolian roots which has been base to many ancient civilizations and the opulence different cultures of this beautiful planet offers us.
Oriental monkey is the perfect blend of the tasty mysterious East with the modernity of the West, with a unique and humorous approach.