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SLOW DESIGN

Slow Design movement gets its inspiration from regional culture and local production. Its production process takes longer due to reflection on even the smallest detail. Slow Design encourages traditional ways of production and handcraftsmanship. The movement defends the importance of working in rhythm with nature and not a bit faster. The outcomes of the slow design movement aim to make long term impacts and positive influences on their audiences. Just like the trends “Slow City” and “Slow Fashion”, as a branch of the “Slow Food” movement that began in 1989, in Italy, “Slow Design” has begun as a reaction to the accelerating speed of life. Slow Design has taken its place in the modern dictionaries already and it has 6 principles:

 

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Mesele produces all its products according to the guidelines of “Slow Design” and tries to lead the community’s consumption behaviors to that direction. Hand pressed felt pillows, traditionally woven linen-cotton “peshtemals” (traditional hammam towels, waistcloth), ceramic bowls from traditional metal hammam bowl moulds, “peshkirs” (the ancestors of towel), pillows made of Kandıra fabrics discovered in old chests, differently functioning copper “ehlikeyifs” (rakı holders) made in Antep, handmade soaps with the healing powers of olive oil and natural oils, the organic mala necklaces, modernized crystal or wooden “Beşibiryerde” necklaces, the durable enamelware collection that became popular again and the enamel jewelry with a modern touch are presented as Mesele’s “Slow Design” products.