Serdar Gülgün, art historian, expert in Ottoman art and today interior decorator, imagines a collection of precious accessories to glorify the collection of classic candles.
Dolphins, bees, turtles or anemones, Serdar Güldün plays with the symbols that nourish the heritage of French and Ottoman decorative arts.
A real collection of decorative arts objects, made by Istanbul craftsmen with centuries-old know-how, which will stand the test of time.
“I am an interpreter. I translate the old into the new. It is a process of capturing the obscurities of the past and reinventing them in the light of the future,” explains Serdar Gülgün about the force that drives his passion and his unique eye.
A classically trained Istanbul native, Serdar Gülgün is an expert on Ottoman art, a sought-after interior designer and an acclaimed author. Whether he is giving impassioned lectures on the history of Ottoman art at the British Museum or creating a timeless piece of art, he is a Renaissance man, always in his element. Serdar Gülgün’s whimsical imagination and insatiable passion for Ottoman art flourished in Istanbul from a young age. The exotic mix of textures, colors, flavors, eras and architectures, the melting pot of cultures that continues to be created on the shores of the Bosphorus, remain his playground, his infinite source of inspiration.
Serdar Gülgün has been researching, restoring and collecting a personal treasure trove of Ottoman art and antiquities for as long as he can remember. His priceless court pieces have been presented in numerous exhibitions, including the Imperial Palace of Topkapi in Istanbul. His collection inspires his own designs.
Serdar Gülgün’s rich contemporary interpretations of Ottoman classics, including his fetish turtles, perfectly embody the eclectic luxury of the “Serdar style“. Today, Serdar Gülgün is dedicated to restoring and decorating heritage buildings around the world and exceptional residential projects for Istanbul’s finest clients.