Name: Naz Doga Cebeci
Company: Fancy by Dada
Position within company: Founder / Chief Designer
Tell us a little about your background in design:
I graduated in Turkey, with an Interior Architecture and Environmental Design degree. I then worked as a product Designer in Karden Interior Design Atelier — Ankara / TURKEY. I learnt a lot of things about creating, constructing, manufacturing all types of furniture in that atelier. After my graduation I moved to Italy, where my heart belongs, to explore new borders about design and yachts. After I completed my masters degree in Politecnico di Milano about yacht design, I started my internship with Stefano Carugno – Gloss Design. It was such a great experience. Furthermore, as my first steps intto yacht design field, I started my career by collaborating with Alberto Mancini Design Studio which helped me to learn a lot about Yachting Industry, various design approaches. I had to chance to learn about all process of executive design projects for shipyards as, Overmarine Mangusta. And I can say that every day I fell in love with my work even more. Currently I’m collaborating with various shipyards and design studios to create fancy designs.
How would you describe your personal design style?
Fancy and surprising. I love hiding delightful details in my designs with innovative material combinations.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Everything! I’m a natural born observer.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Unfortunately design is becoming trendy and commercial which bothers me a lot.We have a huge history full of golden icons that we can’t turn our back to them. Design must include the past, present and the future at the same time. Those who are able to create that balance, I like to think of them as the more proficient and successful designers. Even though there are thousands of designers out there, a large percent of them stick to the same style.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
Organic forms and curves
Colorful crazy fabrics
Indoor outdoor connection
Discovering the glass , which is a magical material with multifunction.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Always follow your instinct and create for the past, present and future.
How important are The International Yacht & Aviation Awards?
It has been really helpful to promote my design and creating a good network.
What projects are you currently working on?
I have 2 yacht interior design projects. I can’t say more until shipyards makes the official announcements.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Having quality time that keeps me inspired for my work all the time.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your favourite holiday destination?
Anywhere that I can take my dog with me
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
I hate hotels (not designing them of course) but my favourite restaurant is definitely Enoteca Pinchiorri in Firenze. My favourite bar has one of the most amazing views in the world Terrazza Borromini – Roma.
Your favourite book, film & song?
Il principe / Niccolo Machiavelli – all Tarantino movies have a place in my heart
Your favourite food and drink?
Anything with pesto and Franciacorta
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Nice walk with my dog near the sea side
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
design et al only work with the world’s leading designers.
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