Designer Zeynep Fadillioglu incorporated Art Deco influences into her room design for the Marti Istanbul Hotel because the hotel’s neighborhood, Talimhane, was laid out by Henry Prost in the 1930s and Art Deco details remain.
For Brass, the more formal restaurant in the Marti Istanbul Hotel, Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu incorporated tulip patterns as a nod to the flower’s importance to Turkish design, especially during the Ottoman Empire.
Crating a striking blend of old and new, Zeynep Fadillioglu’s design for the Quad Restaurant & Bar in the Marti Istanbul Hotel combines a sleek atrium setting with the ancient allure of a massive Ottoman-style tent.
As the first woman to design a mosque, the Sakirin Mosque on Istanbul’s Asian side, Zeynep Fadillioglu was part of a team (the architect was Husrev Tayla) that created a modern structure but with traditional elements such as massive gilded iron and etched glass facades.
The 130-foot interior dome of the five-year-old Sakirin Mosque in Istanbul was created by Turkish designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, the first women to design a mosque, and executed by a team of local craftsman.
Sleek lines mix with elaborate gilded embellishments and a delicate blown-glass rain-drop-inspired chandelier inside Istanbul’s Sakirin Mosque, for which Zeynep Fadillioglu conferred with theological experts to ensure the design was appropriate to the religious setting.
Zeynep Fadillioglu’s design for Sinbin, a restaurant (now closed) located in an Istanbul shopping mall, featured a mirror inspired by Dali’s floating clocks and a chandelier made out of tree branches and lights.