title. la pausa
city. North Carolina, USA
ELLE Décor this week announced it will showcase a collection of pieces from architect Emir Polat at the upcoming High Point Market.
Earlier this year, ELLE Décor, along with their licensing partner Living Style Group, collaborated with BASHI and held a contest celebrating the publications' 30th anniversary. The contest called for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, or a collection of pieces, that would be featured in the magazine. It offered small designers the chance to get visibility and have their art featured at iconic retailers like Wayfair. With over 80 unique designs submitted, Whitney Robinson, the Editor-in-Chief at ELLE Décor, judged the contest and picked Polat as the winner.
Polat originally studied architecture in Turkey, and then later earned his master’s degree in interior and living design at Domus Academy Milano in Italy. Polat, an architect and furniture designer from Turkey, submitted his collection of
pieces, called “La Plausa” which was strongly influenced by his time spent in Italy. After deeming “La Plausa” a perfect representation of the long history of ELLE Décor, Polat was named the winner.