handan yalki toyhan

Patterns in nature reaches us in a way. Considering all of the rich details and variety that nature has to offer, Handan Yalki Toyhan believes to be more careful of our environment and take more from it in the creative aspect.

With the technique of interpreting 2d patterns into 3d, her jewellery designs aim to awaken the patterns inside one self.

Repeating the form, accumulation of units emerges as an artwork and a jewellery tied to each other in a strong visual impact.

exhibited at:
- Contemporary Istanbul 2014
- Contemporary Istanbul 2016
- Istanbul Design Week 2016
- spazioarte 2022


As an architect, designer and researcher, she received her Master of Science degree from “Die Angewandte, University of Applied Arts Vienna” with distinction in 2012, after having her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from “Istanbul Yıldız Technical University” in 2008.

She has worked in several architectural offices, including Zaha Hadid Architects (London), kmt /n-o-m-a-d Architects (Vienna) and URAStudio (Istanbul) where she has been a leading team member as well as being a designer, project architect and the office director for several years.

During fourteen years of her architectural career, she has experienced projects that differ in sizes and requirements, including urban, building, interior and product design scales.

Beside her architectural career, she has been investigating methodologies parallel to her research interests, being more careful on environmental issues and taking more from it in the creative aspect by reinterpreting the 2d patterns of nature in 3d forms. emerging as digital art visuals and 3d printed+handmade jewellery designs. (She attended Contemporary Jewellery Design courses in Istanbul between 2013-2015)

Her works were exhibited at Contemporary Istanbul 2014, Contemporary Istanbul 2016 and Istanbul Design Week 2016.

She has been continuing her architectural and design career in Munich since 2018.