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A space designed by Kerim Çarmıklı is sensible to the ephemeral needs of contemporary living without compromising on the warmth element of classical interior design. Kerim Çarmıklı is a Turkish interior and furniture designer who epitomizes the millennial generation: fresh and universal. 
 
He was born in Istanbul on 9 February 1986, a peroid in which Turkey was going through profound political and cultural transformations. In 2012, he founded Kerim Çarmıklı Designs – an inteior design firm specialized in exclusive residential and hospitalisty interior design – upon returing to his hometown after almost a decade living aborad. 
 
He holds a bachelor of arts degree (BA) from Mount Ida Colledge in Newton, Massachussetts. Soon after graduating, Kerim Çarmıklı worked for internationally accredited architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia at his Miami-based Architectonica – a world renowend architecture, interor design and planing fim. Having spent seven years living in the United States between Boston and Miami, he moved back to Istanbul to explore its emerging interior design market. To familiarize himself with the Turkish market he spent a period working for veteran Turkish architect, Dara Kırmızıtoprak, and forward looking interior design firm Autoban. Observing the change in taste and aesthetics of contemporary Turkey, he decided it was time for him to move solo. 
 
Setteled in Istanbul, he set up a boutique inteior design agency, Kerim Çarmıklı Designs, in the historic Taksim neighborhood. Çarmıklı, personally takes charge of the entire aesthetics of each project overseeing both its design and implementation phases. He guides and manages his team to ensure the timely delivery of a finished space with the highest quality standard. Kerim’s work evokes the techniques and styles of contemporary aesthetics harmouniously combined with elements of classic design. He strives to incorporate elements of his client’s personality and cultural flavors while staying true to his trademark. Kerim Çarmıklı prefers symettrical and clear-cut geometrical forms. In his work, he employes a superb sense of perspective and space by juxtaposing traditional and contemporary design elements. He stays true to his design philosophy in all his works.
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