Koleksiyon Oblivion partition
Koleksiyon Miranda chair (left) and Cap desk
Turkish furniture-design firm Koleksiyon may be nearing a half-century in business, but its pieces are as of-the-moment as it gets.
A favorite for the European offices of such corporate elites as Mercedes-Benz, 3M and Philips, Koleksiyon — “collection” in Turkish — is known for envelope-pushing office furniture and space solutions. With showrooms throughout Europe, Koleksiyon has opened its second U.S. location in downtown Dallas — a stone’s throw from the Neiman Marcus flagship store. The first domestic showroom opened last year in New York’s Merchandise Mart.
The Istanbul–based company regularly collaborates with some of Europe’s most interesting, under-the-radar designers, such as Belkis Balpinar, Jan Wertel and Studio Kairos, who manipulate scale, materials and color to produce spirited and highly functional collections.
Lately, much of the company’s attention has been focused on solving privacy issues within open offices, generating such creative fixes as Oblivion, a conical-shaped partition wall system in bright hues, and Cap, a colorful, portable desk with a top that flips up to surround its user. Open to the public and trade. Koleksiyon, 211 N. Ervay St., Suite 130, 214.577.6070.