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.

With a portfolio that includes transportation, commercial, retail, and office developments, Autoban’s 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. Autoban’s signature furniture and lighting range is sold at 60+ points around the world.

designboom interviews autoban to find out more about how they quickly rose to success, and the biggest lesson they have learned since opening their own studio.