Recycled Urban Stories
... For the ones who stay out of the box, follow their own unique paths... Passionate about movements that are bold, cities that are loud. Love to walk, not to talk. Appreciate music filling spaces, light warming Sunday mornings. Focus onto the rare, genuine, not the one pointed out... Let the authenticity shine, instead of following the mainstream. Please join my world, if you dare to feel, sense, be your unique self.
founded ın love
Say Hello to Our Sister Line
Founded in Love", Urbanbake's sister line, collects unique vintage goodies from ancient closets and interpret them to create daily items. Founded in Bodrum, the pieces of the brand are available in Canada and US.
The name of the collection is derived from the name of the ballet developed by Oscar schlemmer in 20’s. The idea of the ballet was based on the principle of the trinity. Within 3 acts, 3 participants,transformed by their costumes experiencing the space.
Urbanbake follows his consideration of the human form within that trinity. Using the abstract geometry of the body, let the circles, the lines, the cylinders create simple yet bold jewellery pieces.
With the motto “recycled urban stories” Urbanbake was born in Stockholm, established in Istanbul in 2010. Made to gracefully integrate into your everyday life, Urbanbake’s design pieces, are timeless in nature and hand-crafted for permanence.
Şebnem Gemalmaz is the designer behind the brand. Award winning lighting designer trained both as urban and lighting designer. Şebnem’s inspiration varies; influenced by art, light, architecture and city life; sometimes her pieces tell about details of an architectural masterpiece or sometimes a scene captured in a city. Experimenting different materials like marble, cement, abandoned chandelier pieces, electronic leftovers, she melds the raw and precious materials to tell each unique story with its each unique way. Urbanbake recycles the metals and up-cycles the stones, marbles and cement/paper based pieces.
The design brand has been recognized by art and design publications including Vogue, Milliyet Sanat, Frame, and the New York Times and is available at design stores throughout the world.