Mantis is a furniture set with one identical wooden leg that forms a desk, lamp, desk&lamp, side table and as well as seating (stool) combined together with metal frames.

Main inspiration behind the design is the use of one triangular element for varying structural needs to build different type of furnitures; this way same structural item becomes a versatile element and creates a multi-functional set with minimum loss of aesthetic assets. Mantis suggests how functional pure aesthetics can be.

Mantis has won Red Dot Design Award (2015) in furniture concept category.

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Atilla Kuzu was born in 1963, Istanbul. He studied industrial design at Marmara University in 1987. He founded ZOOM TPU with Levent Çırpıcı in 1994. Same year, he was the finaslist with his design “Taklamakan” in wooden furniture design competititon organized by IFDA, Japan (Design with Love Love with Wood). He was also selected one of the best 30 designers from with his design “From Alaska to Barringer” in wood furniture design competition organised by IFDA. In 2003, Barringer was produced by Conde House. In 2010, he designed “Atilla Series” consisting of 6 products for Conde House. He was awarded the first place for his stand design for Aspen Yapı Sistemleri on “Designed to fit the purpose”.“Open” series designed by him in 2010 was awarded “Best kitchen design”. In 2011 he received “Good Design” award with his design “Angle Table” for 888 Design and selected “Designer of the year” at Edida Awards by Elle Decor Turkey. In 2011, Fluido, his design for Intema Kitchen was awarded the first prize at the Best Kitchen category at Elle Decoration International Design Awards. He still works on retail, office, conference hall, hospital, polyclinic and hotel projects as well as designs furniture for many companies.

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