Munire Kirmaci Industrial Designer

Munire (also known as Mimi) Kirmaci is a Turkish born, New York based product and interior designer and currently employed at MNR8 as the design director.

Munire received a BFA in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2001 and a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in 2006.

Munire made her debut at the MoMa Design Store in New York in 2008 with Salt and Pepper Shaker in One, a popular product that quickly sold out and gained her recognition in the design scene. Her Wounded Vase appeared at the Guggenheim Museum as part of an exhibition entitled Haunted in 2010. In 2011, she was selected as one of the ten designers exhibited at the prestigious Talents at Ambiente in Frankfurt, Germany. Her following project Co-Cane Walking Stick was invited to be part of Arigato Project, a project to support Japan after the big tsunami in 2011 during Tokyo Design Week and the book published by Gestalten World-wide.

She had the privilege to work with Harry Allen, Benza Design, TZ Design, Ralph Lauren, ASA- Selection, Pratt Institute, Artek and top museums on various commissions.

Today, Munire continues to maintain her diverse curiosity to create new experiences. She loves optimism and humor. She loves stories. She loves being challenged by surprises. She is fully driven by combining every assets of this endless design process.

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