1 Best Place to Shop in The Bosphorus, Istanbul

İznik Foundation


The flagship showroom of the İznik Foundation, dedicated to reviving and preserving the classic art of İznik ceramic and tile work, is in the upscale suburb of Etiler. Operating as a kind of design studio for İznik tiles, the foundation has lately worked mainly on large-scale institutional projects—ranging from metro stations and mosques in Istanbul to Hermès window displays in Paris—but also design tiles for private clients, and some individual pieces are for sale as well. Prices are high, but the quality is outstanding.