History

Manifest

Koleksiyon has an unrivalled reputation for delivering design and service excellence both in its homeland of Turkey and around the world. The brand is known for the clean, understated intelligence of its designs, the quality of its manufacture and its insight into the needs and concerns of clients.

Based on its key guiding principles and forty years’ experience Koleksiyon designs are based on a profound knowledge of culture, history and geography. Its solutions reclaim the past that we know with colors, sounds and shapes. At the same time, Koleksiyon product designs anticipate the future we do not yet know. The aim is always to pursue excellence and to hold true to certain values. Koleksiyon knows that there is always a line that runs from the past to the future, that as well as local cultures and ideals, there are eternal and universal values that we all share and that what is essential is understanding the art and craft as it is tied up in a particular time and place.

Quality and Environment

The possibilities of modern technology and competent design knowledge are united in the modern production process at Koleksiyon. Koleksiyon implements developments in new technology with craftsmanship to reach perfection in production. Competitive in the global marketplace, Koleksiyon holds to global standards and has internalized the principles of the protection of natural resources, the environment and the provision of healthy and safe environments for all its employees in all business processes.

In conjunction with its environmentally sensitive understanding of production, Koleksiyon is a pioneer in waste treatment and facilitating a high level of recycling in all processes with a commitment to continuous improvement in this area.

Koleksiyon affirmed its devotion to quality, the environment and the health and safety of the workforce with the certifications in ISO 14000 Environment Document and ISO 18001 Work Health and Work Safety Document and has put all the stages from production to sales under a quality guarantee with the following systems: SAP/3, BW, CRM ERP and ISO 9000-2000.

Policy

Health, Safety and Environment

Koleksiyon is an organization committed to the global protection of natural resources and the environment together with ensuring safe and healthy working practices for our employees.

We have identified a number of fundamental obligations to achieve our aims of a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly company.

  • Defining our customers' ever increasing needs and expectations and creating appropriate solutions.
  • Actively communicating with our customers, employees, suppliers and the community.
  • Continuously improving our processes with our integrated management system to ensure efficiency, productivity and profitability.
  • Diversifying by visualising and creating products and services beyond expectation.
  • Using technology when designing our products and processes and using environmentally friendly and recyclable materials, always with the aim of protecting the environment and human health.
  • Taking action towards minimizing our waste and preventing pollution.
  • Ensuring efficient and productive use of local and national natural resources.
  • Managing risks by defining the dangers involved in our operations that could cause vocational diseases and work hazards.
  • Ensuring that everyone in the company are aware of our policies and continuously look to contribute and educate towards greater knowledge and awareness.
  • Becoming a leading and exemplary organization in the furniture industry by implementing both local, national and global requirements as minimum standards.

Koleksiyon management commits to providing assistance and guidance in order to achieve and maintain our aims.

Certificates

Koleksiyon has identified a number of fundamental obligations to achieve our aims of a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly company.

History

  • 1972

    Designer Faruk Malhan founded Koleksiyon in a small metal workshop at the OSTIM Industrial Estate in Ankara.

  • 1976

    Koleksiyon began producing wood and upholstery, the core elements of furnishings, with the founding of the Mastaş Wood Production Facilities in Ankara and the Panda Upholstery Production Facilities in Istanbul. The company also began metal production at this time.

  • 1981

    In stores in Ankara (Kavaklıdere), and Istanbul (Nişantaşı), Koleksiyon introduces authentic, high-quality products, designed with a point-of-view focused on aesthetics, form and function. These concepts of design found an appreciative audience in the 1980s in Turkey and many individuals and institutions began furnishing their homes and offices with Koleksiyon products. Interest in designed furniture increases and concepts like user-friendliness, comfort and authenticity gain importance.

  • 1988

    With a wide product range and growing demand, Koleksiyon centralizes all production facilities. Anticipating the needs of the 21st century, Koleksiyon makes greater investments to incorporate more technology, with a new 161,500 square foot factory, covering a total area of 925,700 square feet in Tekirdağ. The investments line up with advancing information technologies, providing employment for 400 people in Tekirdağ and making a significant contribution to Turkey's economy.

  • 1994

    In addition to its stores in central Ankara and Istanbul, Koleksiyon aims to set up integrated display stores to present a wider range of products and to increase the quality of services. For this purpose, Koleksiyon buys a 430,560 square foot area in Büyükdere, Istanbul, where an abandoned and decrepit crane factory is located. Koleksiyon undertakes extensive renovations to turn the factory into a sales center. To distinguish both the interior and exterior environments of the sales center, a small forest of pine, spruce, fir, walnut and oak trees is created. Koleksiyon begins displaying products of famous international designers, along with its own authentic designs in the center, with architectural solutions sometimes adapted from older structures. The first large store concept brings an integrated approach to design and décor.

    Koleksiyon attends Orgatec 1994, one of the world’s largest contract furniture trade fairs.

  • 1997

    Koleksiyon begins manufacturing kitchens that reflect the changing aesthetic values in contemporary culture. Doors combining craftsmanship with technology are manufactured.

  • 1998

    The Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry rewards Koleksiyon with the "Environment Certificate”, an honor bestowed upon organizations who exhibit cultural values and practices that protect the environment.

  • 2000

    At the beginning of the 21st century, Koleksiyon launches an approach to design that synthesizes modern concepts, new standards, and contemporary thinking to create imaginative top quality furnishings and designs; moving away from a more industrialized approach.

  • 2006

    Koleksiyon expands the factory's indoor facilities to 366,000 square feet. The entire campus area remains at 925,700 square feet in Tekirdağ.

  • 2009

    Koleksiyon’s product collections gradually expand, as product lines begin to establish their own notoriety within Koleksiyon Holdings. The manufacturer begins its focus on the new working culture of the 21st century and its impact on offices and their employees under a newly launched brand focus, Koleksiyon Contract & Office. Koleksiyon Home is launched as the new home living design brand.

  • 2011

    Koleksiyon invests 6 million Euros and activates a fully automated CNC controlled production line in the Tekirdağ factory. The newly revitalized production line is designed with the latest technology making it possible to produce 12 times the normal rate of panel furniture per minute of production.

    Koleksiyon also opens an 8,000 square foot flagship store at Clerkenwell, the creative heart of London where many internationally renowned brands have established locations.

  • 2012

    Koleksiyon launches its “co-creation” theme for office and workplace design at Orgatec, the world’s largest furniture fair, in Cologne, Germany.

  • 2013

    Koleksiyon opens a new store in Bogota, Colombia, introducing the Koleksiyon brand and collection to the South American market for the first time. This bold move also made Koleksiyon the first Turkish contract furniture brand in the continent.

    In the same year, Koleksiyon participated in the Super Brands Fair in London and the IIDEX/NeoCon® Furniture Fair in Toronto, Canada as the only participant from Turkey.

    Koleksiyon Home launches a new design theme inspired by the Mesopotamia region called “Our Home” and is received with great interest and enthusiasm.

  • 2014

    In its twentieth year participating in Orgatec, the world’s most important office furniture fair, Koleksiyon launches a series of designs for the evolving workplace inspired by the “Open Work” theme.

  • 2015

    The new office collections inspired by the “Open Work” theme, launched at Orgatec the year before, are introduced to the Turkish market.

    For the first time, the Koleksiyon brand was launched in the USA at NeoCon®, North America’s largest contract furniture show, held in Chicago each year.

    Koleksiyon opened a flagship store in New York, its first step in expanding the reach of the brand in the US market. In addition, Koleksiyon moved its Ankara headquarters from Kavaklıdere to the Çayyolu region.

Manifest

Koleksiyon has an unrivalled reputation for delivering design and service excellence both in its homeland of Turkey and around the world. The brand is known for the clean, understated intelligence of its designs, the quality of its manufacture and its insight into the needs and concerns of clients.

Based on its key guiding principles and forty years’ experience Koleksiyon designs are based on a profound knowledge of culture, history and geography. Its solutions reclaim the past that we know with colors, sounds and shapes. At the same time, Koleksiyon product designs anticipate the future we do not yet know. The aim is always to pursue excellence and to hold true to certain values. Koleksiyon knows that there is always a line that runs from the past to the future, that as well as local cultures and ideals, there are eternal and universal values that we all share and that what is essential is understanding the art and craft as it is tied up in a particular time and place.

Quality and Environment

The possibilities of modern technology and competent design knowledge are united in the modern production process at Koleksiyon. Koleksiyon implements developments in new technology with craftsmanship to reach perfection in production. Competitive in the global marketplace, Koleksiyon holds to global standards and has internalized the principles of the protection of natural resources, the environment and the provision of healthy and safe environments for all its employees in all business processes.

In conjunction with its environmentally sensitive understanding of production, Koleksiyon is a pioneer in waste treatment and facilitating a high level of recycling in all processes with a commitment to continuous improvement in this area.

Koleksiyon affirmed its devotion to quality, the environment and the health and safety of the workforce with the certifications in ISO 14000 Environment Document and ISO 18001 Work Health and Work Safety Document and has put all the stages from production to sales under a quality guarantee with the following systems: SAP/3, BW, CRM ERP and ISO 9000-2000.

Policy

Health, Safety and Environment

Koleksiyon is an organization committed to the global protection of natural resources and the environment together with ensuring safe and healthy working practices for our employees.

We have identified a number of fundamental obligations to achieve our aims of a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly company.

  • Defining our customers' ever increasing needs and expectations and creating appropriate solutions.
  • Actively communicating with our customers, employees, suppliers and the community.
  • Continuously improving our processes with our integrated management system to ensure efficiency, productivity and profitability.
  • Diversifying by visualising and creating products and services beyond expectation.
  • Using technology when designing our products and processes and using environmentally friendly and recyclable materials, always with the aim of protecting the environment and human health.
  • Taking action towards minimizing our waste and preventing pollution.
  • Ensuring efficient and productive use of local and national natural resources.
  • Managing risks by defining the dangers involved in our operations that could cause vocational diseases and work hazards.
  • Ensuring that everyone in the company are aware of our policies and continuously look to contribute and educate towards greater knowledge and awareness.
  • Becoming a leading and exemplary organization in the furniture industry by implementing both local, national and global requirements as minimum standards.

Koleksiyon management commits to providing assistance and guidance in order to achieve and maintain our aims.

Certificates

Koleksiyon has identified a number of fundamental obligations to achieve our aims of a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly company.