Born in Ankara in 1963, Ela Cindoruk is one of Turkey's leading contemporary designers. She is a partner of the ECNP jewelry studio and gallery in Istanbul, which she co-founded in 1993 with Nazan Pak. Following her studies in New York, she returned to Istanbul in 1988 and initiated her life-long interest in the intersection of craft, pattern and materials, adapting the traditions of Istanbul's jewelry craftsmen to her own modern aesthetic. Her experiments in jewelry design have sought to expand the vocabulary of jewelry through the use of non-standard materials such as paper and plastic, combined with precious metals and composed in original forms. She has had a continuing obsession with patterns, which can be seen in jewelry and decorative objects that transform the patterns found in traditional paper doilies.
Gökhan Karakuş is the Adorno curator of design destination Istanbul. “Doodling,” bronze object by Ela Cindoruk is carefully selected as a piece that reflects the local design scene of Istanbul. As a local and recognized design expert Gökhan Karakuş's curation is a quality assurance that buying from Ela Cindoruk is a safe investment in the most important design from Istanbul right now.