Izmir University of Economics
'We transform waste into indispensable products'
Alara Ertenü Studio is an emerging design studio specialized in bio-based materials and how they might be transformed into value-added products. We strongly believe that in order to truly achieve sustainability and circularity, local wastes are an important starting point for working on bio-based materials and demonstrating that these can be turned into everyday products right where we live.
Alara Ertenü is a biodesigner, material researcher and 4th year industrial design student based in Izmir, TURKEY. She is interested in biomaterials and how these materials can be turned into value-added products. She believes that to really achieve circularity, local wastes are one of the crucial starting points for working on biomaterials and show people that these materials can turn into every-day products from where we live. Ertenü continues her education in Izmir University of Economics and preparing for the masters in biodesign alongside with establishing her personal brand.