The Rahmi M. Koç Museum
he Rahmi M. Koç Museum is part of the Rahmi M. Koç Museology and Culture Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to the preservation, research and exhibition of industrial and engineering objects. The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is focused on the history of transport, industry and communications. Rahmi Koç’s passion for toys, mechanical and industrial objects began when his father brought him an electrical toy train as a present from Germany when he was a child. His obsession grew to the point that his homes, offices and warehouses were not enough to contain them. Model trains, scientific instruments and other objects were looking for a new home. After a visit to the Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, Mr. Koç decided to put all his collectibles together under one roof. The Rahmi M. Koç Museum was opened in 1994. Featured collections include Ford Model T, Thomas Edison Telegraph and a Penny Farthing.
Following a chance encounter with Mr. Koç, I was invited by the museum to design a collection of t-shirts for the gift shop. The collection was inspired by vintage t-shirts and features items from the museum.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”
– Henry Ford