This is our first blog post for DesignersPassion, and we are so excited to be a part of this grat project. Today we will tell you our personal story, about why this is not “just” a design studio for us.
“Hamide” is a Copenhagen based design studio that both creates its own collections under the brand name Hamide and also offers design consultancy service to other companies. Hamide came to life with the aim of honoring designer and tailor Hamide Yanç Özçetin, mother of the founders Şeyda and Seda, who has created inspiring, functional, and innovative designs but never had the recognition and appreciation she deserved. Unfortunately, Hamide was diagnosed with CBGD illness (an atypical Parkinson’s disease) in 2007 and had to quit the profession she loved. She passed away on the 25th of February 2013 in Copenhagen.
Hamide ́s struggle with CBGD since 2007 has not been easy either for her or for us. It has been extremely difficult for such a creative and productive person not to be able to do anything. It has also been very difficult for her daughters to see her in such condition. This is how Şeyda came up with the idea to create the brand “Hamide”. She wanted Hamide to finally get the recognition she deserved and have more to hold onto in her struggle with CBGD.
Our aim is to enhance people’s everyday lives by creating aesthetic experiences through both limited and unlimited edition collections. Hamide cares deeply about local production, sustainable and slow living. Hamide is drawn to the idea of reinterpreting materials, methods and contexts. Hamide’s work is characterized with simplicity and humor. Hamide products are made in Copenhagen, and some of them are handmade by the co-founders, sisters and designers Seda and Şeyda Özçetin.
We look forward to enrich your home with our design.
Seda and Şeyda Özçetin.