Kapka emerged because you all longed for the same things, namely the crowded and colorful tables of your childhoods. How did you all meet, and what inspired you to create Kapka?
What brought us together is a special place on the Mediterranean! Saime and Sibel met 22 years ago when they moved into neighboring beach houses there. Ten years later, Bilge started dating a neighborhood friend and we bonded quickly.
One afternoon in an Istanbul coffee shop, Bilge told us about her dream of creating a brand like Kapka, and we jumped right in! We all love long chats over dinner tables (or lunch tables that extend to dinner!), and Kapka was shaped by those chats and feelings.
What are the merits and unique qualities of enamel as a material?
Enamelware has so many diverse qualities that everyone likely has their own pick!
Saime is super health-conscious, so her pick would likely be that the materials we use are all organic and the glass coating on the products makes them healthy to use.
Bilge is all about sustainability and loves the fact that these pieces last for a very long time. She also loves antiques and the vintage look our products acquire—the wear and tear appeals to her.
Sibel, a mother of two, probably picks the practical side of things. Enamelware does not break, can be used outdoors, is easily cleaned, is dishwasher-safe, can be heated, refrigerated…you name it.