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.
From building lego structures as a kid to working in highrise buildings and managment role experiences both in Istanbul and in London, Melih has always been drawn to take on complex problems that require elegant and unique solutions. He joined Melike Altınışık Architects – MAA in 2012 as a Business Development Manager and now maintaining an active role at MAA as Managing Director. Having 7 years of experience in the sector, parallel to MAA, he also continues his active role as Co-Director at MIMMEL which examines the cross-discipliary approach to different scales of design. Now, he oversees office operations and business developments for MAA and MIMMEL. He pays close attention to the day-to-day details involved with putting together a good set of drawings, coordinates with subconsultants, and researches marketing opportunities all in the same day.
He completed his master degree of MBA in Project management at London School of Business and Finance, after studying BSc. in Civil Engineering at Istanbul Technical University.
He loves problem-solving and has a natural curiosity about how things work together. He loves architecture for its ability to combine different disciplines and ideas into a cohesive design.