ISSUE 20  |  Istanbul Exotic

Designer Visit: Asli Tunca in Istanbul

May 16, 2011 10:30 AM

BY Francesca Connolly

Located in a grand townhouse in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul, Asli Tunca's shop is a showcase for her distinctive collection of furnishings and objects, one-of-a-kind antiques, modern pieces, and handmade Ottoman-inspired reproductions—all exuding a rarified vision of restrained luxury. A former fashion designer turned interior designer, Tunca runs the business with her husband, Belgian sculptor and 18th- and 19th-century antiques expert Carl Vercauteren (their own residence, shown below, is on the top floors of the townhouse). For more information, go to Asli Tunca.