How did Bilge, Saime, Sibel meet and started Kapka?
Kapka was founded in March 2017 by Bilge, Sibel, and Saime, 3 close friends with different professional backgrounds. However, the idea was conceived mid-way in 2016, and it took us a little bit to find the courage to set things in motion. We have brought together our experiences and ideas to recreate the soul of the packed and colorful dinner tables of our childhood, choosing enamelware as the centerpiece. Our impulsion was to create pieces that we would enjoy using ourselves, pieces that reminded us of good memories and create new ones.
All your collections have stories behind them. Can you tell us the story of Flashback?
Using geometric forms, contrast, and intense colors inspired by the Memphis and Disco trends of the '80s, our "Flashback" collection invites you to a fun journey to the past. As usual, we have remained faithful to the nostalgic nature of enamelware and used eco-friendly, healthy materials in this design. On top of it, in the "Flashback" series, we introduce new, original forms into our lineup of pots and pans – footed plates, jars, strainers, and food containers. With our collections, we hope to stir your beautiful memories and be a part of the new ones.
You use enamel, why did you choose that product?
From the beginning, we had the idea to work with enamelware as we observed it was about to make a comeback, a very welcome back! We chose enamelware because it was the constant in an otherwise changing table throughout generations - it was in every kitchen, every table, in our past conversations and memories. And it was shared by all. Also, we wanted to work with a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and healthy material.
If you could design an object for the Planet Earth, what would it be?
I guess it is different objects for each one of us but what is common is that we would like to work with an environmentally friendly material, like enamel, again.