AUTOBAN

SEYHAN ÖZDEMIR AND SEFER ÇAĞLAR FOUNDED AUTOBAN IN 2003 AFTER COMPLETING THEIR STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN AT MIMAR SINAN UNIVERSITY ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS. SHORTLY AFTER, THEY STARTED TO DEVELOP THEIR INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS IN THEIR FIRST STUDIO IN THE DISTRICT OF GALATA, AND IN 2004 THEY SHOWCASED THEIR FIRST PRODUCT LINE IN SALON DU MEUBLE, PARIS.

WALLPAPER* MAGAZINE INCLUDED AUTOBAN IN ITS LIST OF ‘BEST NEWCOMER’ IN 2005, AND FOUND THEIR MÜZEDECHANGA PROJECT WORTHY OF THE ‘BEST RESTAURANT’ AWARD IN 2006. IN 2009, AUTOBAN TEAM MOVED TO THEIR NEW STUDIO IN BEYOĞLU, AND THEY WERE AWARDED THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL PROJECT IN 2010, AS A RESULT OF WHICH, THEY DESIGNED THEIR AWARD WINNING 208-DUECENTO OTTO RESTAURANT IN HONG KONG. THIS JOB WAS FOLLOWED BY A CATERING INDUSTRY PROJECT IN MADRID. IN 2014, AUTOBAN WON RED DOT DESIGN AWARD WITH THEIR HEYDAR ALIYEV AIRPORT DESIGN WORK IN BAKU.

SEYHAN ÖZDEMIR AND SEFER ÇAĞLAR PARTICIPATE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER OR JURY IN GLOBALLY REPUTABLE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN EVENTS INCLUDING IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD, DOWNTOWN DESIGN DUBAI AND MILAN DESIGN WEEK; THEY ALSO EXHIBIT THEIR PRODUCT DESIGNS IN MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIRS.

MAP LAMP

AUTOBAN EMPLOYS BASIC DESIGN METHODS TO DERIVE VISUAL LAYERS FROM RE-DEFINITIONS OF TRADITIONAL GLASS PROCESSING TECHNIQUES, AND MAPS THEM ON OBJECTS OF INDUSTRIAL SCALE.

BUILT UPON GRAPHIC PROSPECTS, “MAP” OFFERS A PERCEPTUAL EXPERIENCE ON COMMON PRODUCT CATEGORIES THAT WE COME INTO CONTACT WITH ON A DAILY BASIS LIKE GLASS FURNITURE AND LIGHTING FIXTURES.

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