Gorgeous Baking Ware You Can Serve In

Baking Dishes and Tableware - Living DNA

I first met Basak and Öykü in Paris when they changed my ideas about enamelware. Back then, my knowledge of enamelware was limited to the white and blue rusty pieces in my childhood home and in old food stalls.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It fascinated me to hear their stories of how they, as the third generation of enamel makers, brought new life to the family trade. One of my motivations for Living DNA is my belief that it’s our generation’s responsibility to uphold beautiful traditions by improving upon it through our new perspectives, and so we and the Bornn founders totally connected our visions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When Basak and Öykü were global nomads growing up in Tokyo, Barcelona and Los Angeles away from their home town of Istanbul, they were exposed to different cultures and craftsmanship, which aspired them to create their own company that brings together years of developed skills and local heritage.

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Bornn takes its inspiration from the fascinating history of enamelware and by using traditional manufacturing techniques. Now they produce modern, elevated quality hand crafted pieces to get the world excited about enamel again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All of Bornn collections are produced in Istanbul by master artisans and they seek to empower their community by developing new ways for them to use their years gained knowledge.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

I love the explosion of colours and the marble patterns on their plates, bowls, trays, tumblers, mugs and baking dishes. Using a traditional marbling technique that dates back to the 15th century in Anatolia, the normally plain enamelware is given a contemporary twist to its design yet rooted beautifully in its artisanal history. A time-consuming process that fuses glass onto the heavy-gauge steel, it is then mulled or hand-formed to give its shape followed by firing using a traditional kiln.

Sustainably sourced and produced, every piece in the collection is handmade individually giving each product its unique lines, swirls and its own mark of the processing journey. We see these differences as something special that gives our products a unique character to be enjoyed over time.

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