Monday, January 14, 2013


2012 was a crazy hectic year.  I took on two very big projects.  The first project was creating a tableware set.  I blogged a lot about the process of creating the set from the initial design phases, up until producing the finished pieces (to see photos of the final set click here).  However, I never wrote about the second big project, which was designing our very own restaurant, Tapasuma!  I am an interior designer by training and every so often I take on architectural projects.  Designing and constructing the restaurant was a lot of hard work, but it was a true Butler family project.  I come from a family of designers, my parents are both architects and my sister is a graphic designer.  We all worked very hard on the project, but in the end I think it was worth it!

If you would like to see more images of Tapasuma you can visit our website

Address: Kuleli Caddesi No.43 Çengelköy, İstanbul, TURKEY
Phone: +90 (216) 401 13 33/34
Hours: Open 7 days a week between 11.30am - midnight

If you are interested in the first Butler family project, Sumahan On The Water, please visit our website 

Photographs of Tapasuma were taken by Manuel Zublena


eqart said...

Congratulations! Very exciting!! Everything looks so amazing, especially the food. I will take my sister to have dinner there as soon as I go back to Istanbul.

JLewis said...
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JLewis said...

I love the interior space you've created in Tapasuma! I am an Interior Design student and your work has inspired me so much. What would you say was your main inspiration for the space? And was it set on a design period?