Inspired by the world, created in Istanbul

3rd Culture is an Istanbul-based design company with a mission to create products that celebrate the strength born from cultural diversity. Explore our collections of homeware and accessories made by local artisans and workshops.

Hand Painted Tableware

Explore 3rd Culture's decorative tableware collection, hand painted by fair trade artisans in India. These colourful pieces are unique creations developed through our collaboration with regional artisans.

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Our 100% cotton peshtemals are highly absorbent, light and dry very quickly. Traditionally used in Turkish baths, peshtemals are perfect ot be used as beach towels, as well as use at home or by the pool.

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About 3rd Culture

3RD CULTURE is an Istanbul based design company with the mission to create products that celebrate the strengthborn from cultural diversity. Combining visual components and references from various different cultures, their homeware collection promotes a global and inclusive design aesthetic. Founded in 2015 by designer Zeynep Rende and photographer EmreRende, the 3RD CULTURE brand encompasses a unique collection of photography, home textiles and accessories created under the brand’s creative guideline ‘Inspired by the world, created in Istanbul’.

Our production

As a brand we make sure to make the most of Istanbul's deep rooted history of production and craftsmanship by working with local workshops and artisans. The cushions are handmade in Beyoğlu, while the photography is printed with one of the most respected specialised printers of the city. Our peshtemals and throws are woven in Denizli, a region synonymous with cotton weaving, where the local women finish the ends of our peshtemals by hand. Global inspiration, local production.