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Seyhan the founder of LUMINEA?
Combining her product development background and her Turkish heritage, Seyhan created Luminea for the purpose of preserving the disappearing cultural heritage of handmade wool felt rugs.
Seyhan travels back and forth to Turkey discovering craftsman who continue to make these rugs using the traditional techniques.
Combining traditions with new generation designs, Seyhan is able to bridge the gap creating incredible, unique pieces.
These rugs are not only for use. They are also pieces of art. As such Seyhan collaborates with artists such as Sara Collier to design the rugs. These rugs have been showcased on exhibitions such as the collaboration with Björn Wetterling in Stockholm. And more recently at the exhibition Felt: contemporary expressions, organised by Felletin Patrimoine Environment.
Feature first published October 2017, updated April 2019.