the designers

The research oriented approach to problems is usually combined with her graphical ability. Her thoughtful consideration towards humanistic needs create designs that are functional, yet fun. Most of her design is informed by nature that has harmonious forms.

Pınar Yar who works as a creative director at GAEAforms, got her BID from Syracuse University and moved to Milan where she got her Masters degree from Domus Academy. In her 10 years- living abroad- experience, she has worked at Isao Hosoe design, Domus Research Center, Jozeph Forakis Design and iDox design firms in Milan.

Her work experience consists of office furniture projects for Japanese firm Itoki, house hold products for Italian company Belli e Forti, design research for Fiat Concept Car, electronics design for LG Electronics, Samsung and SK Teletech. In 2004 her work done for Assopiastrelle was exhibited in the Modern Museum of Art in Bologna. In 2006 she worked as an asistant tutor for Domus Academy and collaborated with Samsung on a project under the theme of  ‘Built in Kitchen Appliances’.

Pinar Yar and Tugrul Govsa has set up the company GAEAforms in and got IDW Young Designer Award 2007. Yar and Govsa designs were choosen for Beachlife published by FRAME, and were choosen one of the best 500 emerging young designer in the world published by Thames & Hudson.

In his design approach he is attracted by the emerging and cutting edge technologies, mechanics, and composites which has streamlined and technical solutions.

GAEAforms product manager Tugrul Gövsa is a transport designer from Coventry University in UK where he got most of his knowledge on Composite Materials.

Working for years on the production plant as project manager for 12 meter sailing yatchs in Turkey,  he has built upon his experiences and found his own production plant Gövsa Composites in 2003. 

Since then he has done numerous projects to variety of companies such as Solar paneled race cars, windmills, medicational carbonfiber beds, carbonfiber hockey sticks, commercial refrigeration, home furnitures, lighting, boat interiors and so on. Tugrul Govsa was awarded for Export in Innovative Products.

Pinar Yar and Tugrul Govsa has set up the company GAEAforms in and got IDW Young Designer Award 2007. Yar and Govsa designs were choosen for Beachlife published by FRAME, and were choosen one of the best 500 emerging young designer in the world published by Thames & Hudson.

Arzu Firuz was born in Istanbul / Turkey. She graduated from Ecole Duperre, school of Art and Design in Paris. She Lives and works in Paris.

Arzu Firuz's projects offer a new look at oriental culture and arts and crafts, and are implemented using industrial techniques on modern materials. Her work brings into question the relationship between ornaments and everyday objects. She went into partnership with Paul Huber in 2009 to set up her own design studio, following the success of her  vinyl rugs collection. Today she collaborates with furniture designers, architecture and scenography agencies, as well as cultural institutions. Arzu Firuz’s creations are distributed worldwide, appreciated for their rich, traditional patterns and the precision of the digital processes with which they are drawn.

Designer Jozeph Forakis was born in New York City, and received his BFA-ID from Rhode Island School of Design and Master-ID from the Domus Academy in Milan. His strategic design consulting studio jozeph forakis … design, based in Milan, works across a variety of sectors with international clients including DuneNY, Epson, Foscarini, Fujitsu, Kikkerland, Normann Copenhagen, LG Electronics, Magis, Samsung, Swarovski, Swatch, Tecno, Yamaha Motors … amongst others. He is partner and Creative Director with two new tech/consumer startup companies. The first, +Plugg, will be launched in Spring 2012 with a line of smart accessories for iPhone/iPad. From 1999-2002 he was European Design Director for Motorola and led the team responsible for the design of the Motorola V70 mobile phone. From 1993-1997 he consulted with the Domus Academy Research Center in Milan, where he designed the award winning Logitech Cordless Mouseman Pro – the first “vertical” mouse concept. His designs have won many awards and have been featured in numerous publications and have been displayed in many galleries and museums around the world. In 2004 he was the subject of the first One-Man exhibition ever organized by ADI (Italian Design Association).