AUTOBAN. Founded in 2003 by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Caglar, Autoban has practised design with a multidisciplinary approach for over a decade. Based in Istanbul, the studio works in interior design, product design and architecture, focusing on adding value to people’s lives, both in the form of physical environments and emotional perceptions of them. Autoban’s design ethos is based on the process of shaping each given space to maximise its impact on the end user.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport project in Baku designed by Autoban

Developing a deeper understanding of the culture of the space first, the practice assumes the role of a storyteller. It views the space in layers to reinvent its proportions, depending on the scenario. With a passion for craftsmanship and a tendency to challenge the capabilities of the materials, Autoban produces a genuine design that introduces new ideas for today’s urban spaces while experimenting with new ways to incorporate traditional elements into contemporary design. Tomorrow worked with Autoban on a global PR brief, including the launch of a hotel and two new restaurants by Alan Yau in London.

Photography courtesy of Autoban