Internationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio Autoban was founded in 2003 by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar, and later joined by Efe Aydar. Now employing 40 staff, Autoban works across architecture and interiors, product and experiential design, forging a reputation for thoughtfulness, experimentation and craftsmanship.
Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çağlar studied architecture and interior design respectively. In 2005, Autoban was named ‘Best Young Designers’ by the Wallpaper magazine and in 2006 their Muzede Changa project was awarded ‘Best Restaurant, by Wallpaper. The studio received Red Dot Design Award for their Heydar Alivev International Airport in Baku, Azerbaijan.
They have participated as keynote speakers and jury members at significant architecture and design events worldwide, including iF Product Design Awards, Downtown Design Dubai and Milan Design Week, as well as showcasing their product designs internationally at major trade shows.
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 space-centric approach, blending wit with sophistication, and minimal forms with rich materials.