Internationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio Autoban was founded in 2003 by Seyhan Ozdemir and Sefer Caglar, and later joined by Efe Aydar. Now employing 35 staff, Autoban works across architecture and interiors, product and experiential design, forging a reputation for thoughtfulness, experimentation and craftsmanship.
Approaching each project initially as storytellers, their work seeks to understand the character and context of each project. Each element is informed by a uniquely spacecentric approach, blending wit with sophistication, and minimal forms with rich materials. With a portfolio that includes transportation, commercial, retail, and office developments, their work is typified by familiar forms and materials repurposed in vital, contemporary ways. Their work has redefined Istanbul’s cityscape, including numerous hospitality, retail, residential and public realm developments, and is now also found in London, Madrid, Hong Kong, Moscow and China, as well as Azerbaijan. Their signature furniture and lighting range is sold around the world.