furniture company Parla reveals 2022 collection
It’s been over a hundred years that furniture company Parla has been running the family legacy, combining artisanal heritage with state-of-the-art manufacturing to produce contemporary designs for the hospitality sector. Ranging from award-winning armchairs, chairs, tables and stools, the Turkish brand reveals its extensive portfolio at Clerkenwell Design Week in London, 2022. In the meantime, the firm’s distinct products currently decorate projects like The Grand Hotel Birmingham, Frederick’s Restaurant & Bar in Berlin or SLS Hotel & Residences in Dubai.
Mawe Coffee Table designed by Yasemin Derici
all images courtesy of Parla
photographs by Mr. Burak Teoman
Founded in 1910, the Turkish furniture company remains a family business run by the third generation in an Istanbul-based factory including specialist metalworking, glass, wood and upholstery workshops. Besides its own team, Parla Design also collaborates with independent designers, producing entirely bespoke elements, fusing simplicity, influences from cultural heritage, and an artisanal approach.
‘I feel that we act as consultants to each project, with a strong team of designers who work seamlessly with our 15,000 sqm factory. We can push boundaries, experiment, and innovate to create the best solutions. We also always aim to blend the artisanal with cutting-edge technology,’ says Betül Inci, Head of Design at Parla.
Nigiri Chair designed by Betül Inci
the turkish brand blends heritage with artisanal craftsmanship
Clerkenwell Design Week is chosen as the destination to reveal the company’s 2022 collection comprising of the Flento Bar Stool; Rain Small Console, the Hug Coffee Table and Hug pieces, and Morwi A Chair designed for outdoor use.
‘We have just been through a whole rebranding exercise pre to us really pushing the Parla brand into the public eye. We will be launching our new branding and new designs at a variety of trade shows internationally, starting with Clerkenwell Design Week in London, then in different parts of the world such as America, France, Saudi Arabia and Dubai,’ states Betül Inci.
Blossom Coffee Table designed by Betül Inci
awarded rimo armchair & nigiri chair complete the exhibits
In addition, Parla is also presenting its Rimo Armchair, winner of a Bigsee Product Award, and the Nigiri Chair, winner of a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athaneum: Museum of Architecture & Design. Bar stool Arven, the Xaylon W Armchair designed by David Fox, and a custom-designed bar counter complete the exhibits, showcasing the brand’s craftsmanship prowess.
‘We are showcasing the new chapter of Parla as a design-oriented company with a sophisticated manufacturing capability which has proved itself again and again as a ‘Solution Partner’ for its clients and design partners. I am looking forward to meeting many new faces as well as some of our most established clients on our stand,’ continues Parla’s head of design.
Oyster Chair & Armchair designed by Enis Altinkaynak