Rebirth 400 years later and the success of rediscovery.
Iznik Training and Education Foundation was established in 1993. The main goal of the foundation was to bring back the Iznik tile that was lost 400 years ago. Iznik tile making lived its golden age during the 16th century, gradually declined in the 17th and disappeared. The Iznik Foundation conducted more than 2 years of research and development to revive the production recipes of this wonderful art that was lost in time without leaving any documentation or information.
Investment in research and development and the world's only "ceramic" produced out of quartz.
The Iznik Foundation's R & D Center has received support from TUBITAK and Princeton University. Today, Iznik Foundation Tiles are produced in accordance with 16th century formulas and are composed of 85% quartz. The most important feature that distinguishes the Iznik Tile is this semi-precious stone forming the main ingredient.
Completely handmade, local, very long and laborious production ...
Iznik Foundation Tiles are manufactured with traditional methods using modern technology. Production is located in Iznik with head office located in Istanbul. Each production cycle takes around 70 days. Each individual process is performed by its own expert craftsman. Every color is applied by that particular color expert. The Foundation produces all dyes in-house.
Completely eco-friendly range of products ...
In addition to tiles as an architectural element, the Iznik Foundation, also produces tableware and accessories called "EVANI". these include plates, cups, bowls, vases, candles, etc. The production process as well as the raw materials used in the Iznik Foundation tiles such as glazes and paints are environment friendly.
Sustaining one of world's richest design heritage and to create new designs...
While maintaining traditional patterns of reproduction, the Iznik Foundation also is well involved into contemporary design. The rediscovery has not only gave new life the the Iznik Tile, but also brought the art into an indispensable part of modern life and architecture.