Leather designer Murat Boncuk, the legendary hit TV series of Atv’s Establishment Osman, has produced kispets for wrestlers for years. Bead says that the leather designs and armors in the series surprised the world and are followed by the whole world.
Takes the audience back centuries; Establishment Osman series, which arouses interest not only in Turkey but also in the world, with its sets, story, acting, costumes, leather and armor designs, makes a name for itself with a different aspect every day. There are so many hidden heroes in the successful series of ATV that Murat Bead is one of them. The leather design, armrests and armors of the series are entrusted to him. In an interview with Sabah newspaper, Anlı talks about how the glorious warriors, the Alps, leather-metal alloy armors came out of his hands.
Boncuk developed so quickly that at the age of 11, he opened his first kispet making shop with a partner, close to the Izmir Fair. When they got older, they moved to Manisa as a family and this time they opened their shop here. Hearing the skill of Boncuk, who was a kispet master for a long time, a famous fashion designer from Istanbul invited him to design kispet style trousers. This job did not happen, but Boncuk started to design leather bags and belts next to that fashion designer.
One day, the actor went to the set of a historical TV series shot by TRT with a friend of his. He saw that the costume master there was stuck on something. He had to prepare a horse saddle, but somehow it didn’t turn out as the production wanted. When Boncuk solved the job, which took four or five days, in half an hour, it caught the attention of the producer and director and started working on the set. In this set, Boncuk, who was also interested in horses, learned how to ride a horse. Later, they became interested in horse and archery in a farm they founded with their friends. They even participated in festivals and competitions abroad related to archery.
At that time, she met Bozdağ Film’s owner, producer and screenwriter Mehmet Bozdağ, and her life changed and she found herself among Turkey’s most successful productions. The TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul and later Establishment Osman gave him the opportunity to show his mastery in leather and armor design.
Bead explains what kind of system they work in: “We have two historical consultants. First we consult them about clothes. Then we get approval from the project’s producer, screenwriter, project designer and originally a historian, Mehmet Bozdağ. Oba culture was dominant in our works. The Seljuk period… The clothes were simpler. Metal and leather were not widely used in clothes yet. A sheepskin, simpler lines… But in Establishment Osman, as we moved towards the Ottoman, clothes started to change, leather started to be used more and metal alloys started to come into the business. As conquests occur, there are inspirations from other cultures. So I can say that it was my period of mastery for Establishment Osman. We have a team. Everything is handcrafted. I want my every design to smell of life. That’s why it’s not sparkling, My designs look like they have been used. I pay great attention to this.”
At that time, meeting with Bozdağ Film’s owner, producer and screenwriter Mehmet Bozdağ, Boncuk’s life changed and he found himself in Turkey’s future. found in his most successful productions. The TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul and later Establishment Osman gave him the opportunity to show his mastery in leather and armor design.
Bead tells what kind of system they work in this way: “We have two historical consultants. We consult them first about clothes. Then the producer of the project, screenwriter, project designer and originally a historian We get approval from Mehmet Bozdag, who is the first businessman. In our first works, the culture of the oba was dominant. The Seljuk period … The clothes were simpler. Metal and leather were not widely used in clothes yet. A sheepskin, simpler lines … But the Foundation is in Osman. As the Ottomans moved towards the Ottoman Empire, clothes started to change, leather was used more, metal alloys started to come into play. As the conquests increase, there are inspirations from other cultures. So I can say that it was my mastery period for the Foundation Osman. We have a team. Everything is handcrafted. I want it to smell of experience. Every design I have. That’s why my designs are not sparkling, they look like they’ve been used. I pay great attention to this.”
BURAK OZCIVIT COSTUMES AND ARMOR RIGHTLY CARRY
“Like Burak Özçivit There are very few actors in the world who can ride a horse and use a sword. I also look at how the actors wear leather designs and armor. This is also very natural for me. Burak Özçivit is an actor who does justice to his role, with his costumes and armor designs, apart from his great acting. It’s as if he’s been in such a life for years, as if he was living at that time. The costume, leather designs, the skillfully fictionalized place and atmosphere where the series was shot, and the atmosphere offer the actor the opportunity to start with one-zero ahead. And when good acting is added to it, the work turns out to be completely different. Today, Establishment Osman actors He has more horse, gun handling and action, choreography knowledge than the actor who plays in many movies and TV series around the world.”
THE PATTERNS AND MOTIFS ON OSMAN BEY’S ARMOR ATTRACTED A LOT OF ATTENTION
“I always try to surpass myself in my works. The patterns and motifs on ‘Osman Bey’s armor were highly appreciated by the audience. There is such a mass that they pay great attention to the patterns and motifs on the armors. Hundreds of messages about these patterns I am proud that the work we do is examined and appreciated in detail.”