Turkish furniture design encompasses a wide range of styles, from the traditional inspired to the modern, from ornately detailed pieces to streamlined pieces with stark lines. Modern furniture is supplemented with local antiques from across the region. Turkish furniture is known for its superb craftsmanship and attention to detail.
In Türkiye, it is possible to find furniture that is both produced by local artisans in small workshops, and produced in large factories on an industrial scale. Handmade and hand-carved pieces permeate the artisanal furniture scene, with furniture makers working on a small scale spread through the country. Larger production sites use more automation and machine-assisted furniture making, to create work that is sold throughout the country. İstanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Kayseri, İzmir, and Adana are the main hubs for furniture-making in Türkiye. The highly-regarded furniture making district of Siteler is located in Ankara. Türkiye benefits from easy access to high-quality wood, especially in the Bursa region, which can be used in furniture. Ash, beech, oak, pine, linden and mahogany are all common. While wood is the most popular material for furniture in Türkiye, metal is also utilized.
The prevalence of Turkish furniture design dates back to the 19th century, when artisans refined their craft. Now, furniture creation and design is much more widespread. Turkish designers can adapt to the local and international markets as they create new furniture designs and pieces to be sold throughout the world. The well-developed textile industry in Türkiye means it’s easy to produce pieces in a wide variety of colors and materials.