Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural capital, is an ever-changing, modern and dynamic city that never forgets its past. The streets, architecture and waterfront neighbourhoods are awash with Ottoman history, echoing in soaring domes, whimsical tilework and carved wooden doors. Artists and designers living and working here use this setting as the starting point for work that coalesces tradition with modernity, to create something truly unique. Here are some of the most inspired.

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