Design Process of Our Elvish Bottle


The design of the ELVISH bottle belongs to Industrial Product Designer Dr. Oya Akman, who has nearly 40 years of experience in the design world.

Oya Akman takes her motivation from nature. While describing nature with a “simple symbolization”, she also reflects the geometric forms of nature in her works. The designer, who cares about being innovative, found the inspiration of the ELVISH bottle in the form of a pinecone.

Oya Akman completed her bachelor, master and doctoral studies at Mimar Sinan University. She has worked as a designer in furniture, textile, ceramics, plastic and glass sectors throughout her professional career.

She has won many important awards such as Feed Patent Bronze 2020, German Design Award Special 2016, Pentawards Bronze 2015, Worldstar 2015, Design Turkey “Good Design” 2014, Design Turkey “Superior Design” 2013, Crescents and Stars for Packaging “Gold Award” 2018, Gold and Silver Awards 2014, 2020, Observeur du Design 2009, Design and Design 2011, Good Design 2010, RedDot Design Award Germany 2008, Design Plus Material Vision Prize Germany 2007, EU WIIN Special Recognition Award 2009 and more.

In addition, she participated in many fairs and exhibitions in Turkey and abroad such as Frankfurt Fair Ambiente, Istanbul Design Week, ILk in Milano, IFA Fair German Design Council Exhibition Design Award Nominee Selection and more.

Glasses designed by Oya Akman were sold at MoMA (In the “Destination: Istanbul” Collection, 2011). MoMA is one of the most important modern and contemporary art museums in New York.

She also worked as an academician at the Department of Industrial Product Design at Istanbul Technical University between 1993 and 2005.

Oya Akman continues her professional career with new projects and inspires young designers with her talents.