Using scent as a medium of communication and a device for deepening the emotional and kinaesthetic engagement with art; Kaya's cross-disciplinary projects offer new areas of inspiration in perfumery.
FOLIE À PLUSIEURS
Founder & Creative Director
With over 15 years experience as a Creative Director working in the fields of fashion, art, beauty, and publishing, Kaya is the founder and creative director of FOLIE À PLUSIEURS.
In 2008 Kaya conceptualized SIX SCENTS PARFUMS, the first niche perfume company that aligned cutting edge fashion designers with renowned perfumers to create a new breed of compelling fragrances. The scents were launched in the form of an installation exhibited in New York (New Museum), Moscow, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Paris, Arnhem, and Miami, and between 2009 through 2012 was sold in over 250 stores worldwide. Proceeds from each collection were donated to a different charity.
Since, Kaya has realized over 63 fragrances by a range of international artists, and has worked with galleries, art institutions, and brands on scent communication platforms and several contemporary olfactive projects. For two years he served as judge for THE ART AND OLFACTION AWARDS in the category of "Experimental Work with Scent", and won a CANES LIONS for packaging design and FIFI AWARD for Best Indie Fragrance.
Kaya has commissioned and collaborated with artists David LaChapelle, Marco Brambilla, Alfredo Jaar, Madonna, Steven Klein, Michel Gondry, David Lynch, Olaf Breuning, Brooke Stamp, Emilie Baltz, Sam Smith, Peter Beard, Iman Bowie, Larry Clark, Alek Wek, Azuma Makoto, Robert Knoke, Terence Koh, Casey Spooner, Justin Edward John Smith, Alia Raza, Rainer Judd, Iain & Jane, Sue De Beer, Lucas Michael, Juun. J, Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, 3.1 Philip Lim, Mary Katrantzou, Rad Hourani, and N.Hoolywood.