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Ayca Dundar

MA work

MA work

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  • Ayca Dundar

    Ayca Dundar

Happiness for Yourself/Drop Umbrella

On a rainy day, you can always see broken umbrellas in the streets. Current umbrellas depend on too many joints and parts that make them very fragile. With Drop umbrella, I challenged the current umbrella by creating a temporary surface, a flexible and foldable structure that depends on material properties rather than hinges and joints. It offers a simple alternative to the complex structure of common umbrellas. When opened it has a unique organic shape with a surprising opening and closing movement. When it is closed it takes a flat disk shape.



  • Ayca Dundar
  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2014


    Platform 14

  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial Design, Middle East Technical University, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; Emballage Packaging Exhibition, Paris, 2013; Istanbul Design Week, Turkey, 2011; Ankara Design Week ,Turkey, 2011; Cer Modern Art Gallery, Ankara Turkey, 2010; Messe Ambiante Exhibition, Frankfurt, 2011
  • Awards

  • Honourable Mention, Ajour Jewellery Design Contest, 2014; Second Prize, ASD Packaging Design Competition, 2012; First Prize, National Cardboard Packaging Design Competition, 2012; First Prize, IMMIB Electrical House Appliance Design Competition, Student Category, 2011; Honourable Mention, ASD Packaging Design Competition, 2010; Certificate of Recognition, World Packaging Organization, Student Packaging Competition, 2010