The Story of the Chandeliers’ Site

Şişhane is known as Istanbul’s chandelier market with its tradition from the past. It was possible to find both local and imported products in Şişhane. Şişhane has been frequently visited by wholesale merchants of our country searching for new designs to trade, architects and decorators who are looking for a customized chandelier for their architectural projects. Şişhane has always been a frequent destination for enthusiasts looking for special chandeliers suitable for the furniture of their home. Şişhane always attracted international traders, export customers that were looking for Turkish suppliers and sellers.

With the facts that; 1. Beyoğlu became a touristic attraction neighborhood in time, 2. the population of Turkey increased and the demand for new designs increased 3. the monumental historical buildings of Şişhane were inadequate in terms of exhibiting area the chandelier producers and traders felt that they were stuck in the historical buildings of Şişhane. There was a strong demand for more exhibiting area for the showrooms.

As a result of the search for a new production and exhibiting place, Küçükköy Avizeciler Sanayi Sitesi (Küçükköy Chandeliers Production Site) was established in a total of 30.000 m2 closed area in 120 separate units in Küçükköy region. As such, Avizeciler Sanayi Sitesi was and still is the first and only Chandeliers’ production, exhibiting and trade site of Turkey.

Avizeciler Sanayi Sitesi (Küçükköy Chandeliers Production Site) established in a total of 30.000 m2 closed area in 120 separate units in Küçükköy is the first and only Chandeliers’ production, exhibiting and trade site of Turkey.

At first, the aim was to move the production ateliers or the factories to this specific site. However, with the growth of the sector over time, elegant stores were established within the site, export expanded, wholesale trade expanded, and manufacturers that were producing new products and models specific to the demands of the architect for their projects increased to need for more exhibition space.

Over time, Avizeciler Sanayi Sitesi starts to become a shopping mall consisting of elegant and beautiful stores rather than manufacturing plants.

After the formation of Sultangazi Municipality as a result of administrative changes in the region, the Site Board changed its name from Küçükköy Avizeciler Sanayi Sitesi and adopted the name Sultangazi Avizeciler Sitesi. (Sultangazi Chandeliers Site)

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