ABOUT US

Portrait of the founder and artist Devrim Kadirbeyoglu.

REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR STYLE

Devrim Kadirbeyoğlu was born in Istanbul in 1978 and studied fine arts at Mimar Sinan University. In 2003, she earned an MFA from the Studio For Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

She has exhibited widely in Turkey, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.S.A. She returned to Turkey in 2009 as an artist-in-residence at Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul. She made her first solo shows in 2008 at Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in New York and in 2010, at Baracca in The Hague, and at ALAN in Istanbul. In 2011 her solo exhibition “Who Draws the Line?” curated by Giusy Checola was premiered in Lecce, Italy.

Her work investigates identity within the context of culture, tradition, gender, class, and the meaning of home. Her exhibits are often process oriented, using irony to investigate the institutional structures and complex systems that govern contemporary society.

Devrim Studio (Devrim is Turkish for “Revolution”) is a Turkish and Italian based brand committed to bringing high-quality, contemporary goods handmade by artists and artisans in limited editions. Devrim Studio was founded by Devrim Kadirbeyoğlu in 2020.

The Chouchette label, founded in 2013 by Devrim Kadirbeyoğlu, is a fair-trade design label that is part of Devrim Studio, is based on a commitment to social and environmental values. At the heart of our collections are the consideration of ethical production, beautiful materials, and contemporary design. Our mission is to foster collaboration between contemporary artists and traditional artisans to produce high-quality, limited-edition, and timeless accessories for you and your home. We are best known for woodblock-printed and handmade canvas bags featuring contemporary artists' illustrations and playful color combinations. The woodblock printing method has been developed and practiced in Anatolia since 7000 B.C.

Gabriela Vainsencher, the portrait of the artist. Cris Dam, the portrait of the artist.

Gabriela Vainsencher was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Tel Aviv, and currently lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2016. Her work is exhibited in many Museums and Galleries in the USA and Tel Aviv.

Cristobal Dam (Christopher Dam, b. 1976) was raised in Alaska and Spain. He moved to New York City in his teens, where he grew into a painter, curator, and community organizer. His work has been exhibited in Europe & the USA.

Mr. Ahmet, the portrait of the woodblock artisan. Mr. Omer, the portrait of the woodblock artisan.
Ahmet Usta learned the woodblock printing technique from his father, who also learned from his father. He has a new studio and works only on his craft. He lives in central Turkey in a small town called Tokat with his wife and two children.
Ömer Usta learned the craft of woodworking from his father. He taught himself to carve wood, and Mr. Ömer has been working closely with Mr. Ahmet for many years. He lives and works in Tokat, Turkey.
 Hakkı Usta is working on our wooden logos in his studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Kader Kismet is a non profit organization helping immigrants in Turkey.
Hakki Usta creates our wooden logos for Chouchette. He lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey. Kader Kismet helps immigrants in Istanbul. They do woodblock prints and sewing.
 Elif Ozudogru, the portrait of the designer.  Yetkin Basarir, the portrait of the designer.
Elif Özüdoğru is a multi-disciplinary designer and artist. She has worked for the best graphic design companies in Istanbul. Elif helps with everything graphics, and we always consider her opinion on everything design.
Yetkin Başarır is a multi-disciplinary designer and musician living in Istanbul. He designed the visual identity of numerous renowned corporations, public offices, and events in Turkey, including our logo for Chouchette.
Turgan Savas, the portrait of the photographer. Volga Yildiz, the portrait of the photographer.
Turgan Savaş  is a multi-disciplinary person and our photographer. He is the coolest geek on earth and a real Mr. Gadget. Volga Yıldız is a multi-disciplinary artist and takes the best photos for us. He is training to be a healer these days.
Ender Küçükerdem, the portrait of the web developer. Fusun Celiker, portrait of my mother.
Ender Küçükerdem is a multi disciplinary designer, web developer and engineer. He runs a family business specializing in Mecatronics. Füsun Çeliker is my mother, my mentor and my right arm. She helps me run my business. I would not have been able to continue if she didn't assist while I live in Italy.