MIMMEL was established in 2015 by Melike Altınışık, and operates under the lead of Co-Director Melih Altınışık.
She expresses her imaginary world within the artisanry territories of handmade parametric Pattern Design & Art via using MIMMEL as a platform to push the boundries of contemporary design. Eventhough everyday in her professional life she is using the latest computational technologies to design, most of the Design Research presented here are the handmade pattern reflections of a journey into her Imaginary World.
MIMMEL’s portfolio includes design from a wide range of design disciplines such as fashion, bespoke furniture and interiors. As an award-winning architect and designer Melike Altınışık’s work is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards design.
Melike Altınışık as an award-winning architect and designer is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture and design. Her design work aims to develop the relational thinking capacities of design in its relation with computational design technologies.
She runs her practice at MAA I Melike Altınışık Architects for architecture, and MIMMEL I Melike Altınışık Design as a platform to express her imaginary world within the artisanry territories of parametric Pattern Design & Art.
Since 2004, she has developed her wide range international professional design experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings such as Istanbul TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey) and cultural centres to bespoke furniture designs.
Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07’ and Swiss Art Award. She participated in various national, international and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions and publications.
Having 12 years of experience in the sector, parallel to MAA I Melike Altınışık Architects, Altinisik has also serves as Creative and Co-Director at MIMMEL, the renowned pattern-based design brand which examines the cross-disciplinary approach to different scales of design spearheaded by Mr. Altinisik and Melike Altinisik.
At MIMMEL, Mr. Altinisik oversees the design and development process of their niche products, including the SPIRA Table (a pioneering steel table featured in Marie Claire Maison, Architizer, and Design Wanted) and Mellifluous (a unique concrete candle design in collaboration with the esteemed concrete proprietor Urban Atolyle).
Further, Mr. Altinisik has spearheaded the design development and project management of significant art exhibitions featuring architectural designs overseen by Mr. Altinisik, including Hologra-MAA ,a major exhibition in Venice, Italy at the European Cultural Center featuring the iconic architectural design projects spearheaded by Melike Altinisik Architects, such as 3D models of the Istanbul TV and Radio Tower. The exhibition was featured in numerous international high-end media and The Echo, a major installation at the Beyoğlu Light Exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey featuring pipes in a parabolic form completed in collaboration with curation of renowned Turkish designer Erdem Akan, among numerous others.
Besides his ambition and passion towards the design World, having an aesthetic eye and sense for design and architecture, forms a strong bond with him and his work environment at MAA & MIMMEL.