Monday, January 13, 2014


Photos courtesy of Sara Bengur

Inspired by organic forms and materials, New York-based interior design Sara Bengur's new collection of decorative home accessories stems her interest in bringing the beauty of handmade products to her fresh, modern designs. Celebrating her love of ethnic craft as well as her Turkish heritage, the array of globally made goods, from soft throws to colorful plates, combines unique artisan talents with modern sophistication. The palette, ranging from earthy to rich colors, adds a bit of Bengur's artistic aesthetic home.  Here are some of my favorite pieces from her collection.

Saturated color in Merino wool and Mohair, Dolcino throws woven in Italy

Organic 100% cotton Hand-Woven Peshtamal Yazlik Towels with soft alternating stripes and long fringe. They get even softer with washing.

Peshtamal Scarves, with a crisp stripe and short fringe, woven in Turkey.

With a rustic appeal, the soft colors and striated weave on the OK pillow come from wool spun on hand-woven kilim looms.

Rust and cream form a geometric linear pattern in Kuytu.

 Eggplant is a color so well suited for this weave, especially when paired with yellow and cream.

Screen printed on linen, Ay napkins feature an organic circular shape.

Made on Malta, ceramic dinnerware. has a playful edge. The Nokta platter, made of ceramic with a dot border in jewel tone colors.

Incorporating symbolic graphic designs, The Para dessert plates.

Set against a solid, colorful ground, oversized dots adorn the surface of the Bonjuk dinner plates.

A circular drip pattern at the bottom of the Ecrou nut bowl is off-center for a  playful touch. I love these colors together.

In another zingy color grouping.

A circle holds rectangular forms in the tiny Saliere Salt and Pepper servers.

In the pink and orange color.

1 comment:

Suzanne Sokolov said...

Love Sara and her aesthetic. Great selection and images, Marissa.