“Collecting Inspiration from Everywhere I Visit”, by Beyza Arman

Traveler: Beyza Arman – Founder and Creative Director of Peracas

Why do you travel?

To explore new cultures, people and places; but mostly to create some amazing experiences and memories.

What are some of your most unforgettable escapes that have inspired the identity and story of your brand?

The Italian Riviera is my favourite spot to escape to during the summer. Monte Argentario, Positano, Capri, Amalfi…

Where do you search for inspiration?

Art, nature, mythology, and history.

How does travel shape the development of new collections and new pieces?

I collect inspiration from all of the places I visit. Those memories create the pieces of the final puzzle itself which is the whole collection.

What are your favorite escapes at home, unique hidden gems in Turkey that everyone might not know about?

Antique markets and local fruit markets.

How is your brand tied to our culture, geography, heritage and history?

Anatolia brings so much.

Share with us some of your favorite summer stays here in Turkey.

Bodrum, Selimiye & Göcek.

Favorite restaurants?

Loulou in Paris , Karaköy Lokantası in Istanbul.

Favorite local finds from local brands, artisans and craftsmen?

Ayşe Tanman Ceramics.

Ideal travel partners?

Depends on the trip.

Where are you dreaming of escaping to next?

I missed Paris a lot.

What does traveling mean to you?

A new exciting story of a chapter.