Autoban is an Istanbul-based architecture, interior design, product design studio, founded by Seyhan Özdemir (architect) and Sefer Çağlar (interior architect) in the historic and bohemian district of Galata in 2003.
Autoban designs reflect a Scandinavian influence through their use of natural materials, traditional craft and moderns forms. However, their influences come from all over the world, with their main inspiration stemming from everyday objects and rituals and the rich diversity of Istanbul.
Autoban was named Best Young Designer by Wallpaper magazine in 2004, Best Newcomer by Blueprint magazine at 100% Design 2005. Autoban’s interior design for Istambul restaurant Muzedechanga was awarded Best Restaurant by Wallpaper in 2006. Most recently, their design for Witt Istambul Suites was listed on the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List 2009.
Core77, 2007: Turkish outfit Autoban have one of the freshest brand identities in the contemporary furniture world and their collection is equally strong.