“Ever since meeting Gaye 5 or 6 years ago, we have been inspired by her energy, drive and optimism. Combining the extraordinary culture and spirit of Istanbul with a passion for contemporary design, GAIA&GINO has quickly created a unique place in the world of design culture. Spending time with Gaye in Istanbul, New York, Prague and London, we have developed both a close friendship and a shared commitment to work together to create beautiful contemporary products. Gaye has developed a rich network of makers and craftspeople across various continents, which is the lifeblood of any great collaboration, and this really adds to the potential of the relationship. We hope that the launch of Cleo will mark the beginning of a long and fruitful working relationship with GAIA&GINO.”