Toz Design / Leyla Taranto
Leyla Taranto has been the designer of her own brand, tozdesign since 2006. In her work, Leyla strives to create pieces of jewellery that retain a sense of modern timelessness. Using mainly traditional materials and techniques she also experiments with the use of non-traditional, alternative materials and methods — combining the two for unique pieces.
Taranto holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Istanbul and trained in jewellery craftsmanship by local Turkish artists and jewellers. She received a diploma in Design Culture and Management from a joint programme by Bilgi University of Istanbul and Domus Academy of Milano. Her work has been featured in two solo exhibitions in Turkey and has been selected for retail in Italy, Japan, Korea and New York.