Festivals: Merchandise Partnership

Istanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution. Since 1973, the Foundation continues its efforts to enrich Istanbul’s cultural and artistic life by organizing the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial and many other one-off events throughout the year. The Foundation hosts cultural and artistic events from various disciplines.


T-Shirts & Bags

4th Istanbul Design Biennieale: A school of schools

A School of Schools was a multi-platform biennale that used, tested and revised a variety of educational strategies to reflect on the role of design, knowledge, and global connectedness in contemporary Istanbul and beyond.

Together with Design Biennieale team, Reflect Studio determined the messages to be delivered on the Biennieale merchandise. T-shirts were designed and made to be worn by officials working throughout the Biennieale, as well as bags to be sold at the art venues during the event. The question of “What can I learn from your questions?” were printed on the sustainably sourced t-shirts. A distinct Tyvek® material with shiny surface was used for the bags, as a reference for the Biennieale theme of learning through reflection.



22nd Istanbul Theater Festival


The theme of 22nd Istanbul Theatre Festival was “Tiyatro bir kez yaşanır.”: “Theatre is experienced once.” This slogan was applied on tote bags made from recycled polyester. A square-like mould was used for the bags along with a square print as a reference to the stages at the theatre halls.

Copy of Merchandise partnership with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts