Born in 1964, Defne Koz is arguably Turkey’s best-known designer. Having studied Italian at Ankara University, she completed a masters degree in Industrial Design at Domus Academy in Milan. From 1990 to 1992, she worked for the great Ettore Sottsass, before opening her own studio in Milan.
Defne Koz established her design studio in Milano Italy creating best seller products for Alessi, FONTANAARTE, FOSCARINI, and Leucos, and she pioneered design in Turkey working for VITRA, Alparda, Megaron, and Gaia&Gino. Today she is one of the most world renowned Turkish designers.