Company in Profile: Seyhan Ozdemir Sarper, Co-Founder of Autoban – shortlisted in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2017

Name: Seyhan Ozdemir SarperAutoban
Company: Autoban
Position within company: Co-Founder

What projects are you currently working on?
A Hotel project in Prague
A Hotel project in Hong Kong
Istanbul Cruise Terminal
Restaurant project in Istanbul-Karakoy
A Large scale mix use project in Istanbul-Bomonti (Residential part)
A Residential project in Istanbul-Yedikule
A work space-office-project in Istanbul (for an international cosmetic brand)
An Office Tower Interior in Istanbul
A Restaurant project in Belgrade
And more..

What projects have you recently completed?
Aquarious – duper yacht interior
Beef&Liberty – Restaurant in HK
Kilimanjaro – Restaurant in Istanbul
A private house in Istanbul
Pozitif Group Office in Istanbul

Where do you feel aviation / yacht design is going in terms of interior schemes?

As a result of globalization, travelling habits are changing rapidly and airports are fast becoming destinations of their own within the tourism industry. While travelling become a huge part of our lives, we believe as designers it’s our goal to make it as enjoyable as possible for the public by changing the fundamentals of such transportation hubs.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
More Unique
More Experienced
More Human-Centric
More Collaborative
More Crafted but mixed with technology

What are your favourite recent schemes – please describe key elements.
Establising the second office in UK, London
Widen our furniture collection in different needs
Working more on aviation and transport sector also hospitality
Being a part of some installation works

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Good design should offers a singular experience to the people who encounter or inhabit it: memorable, characterful and suprising; timeless design that speaks powerfully to both place and people.

What products/services could you not live without when designing?
My Sharpie fine point pen and of course travel to discover new cultures..

As a designer please list the following
i. The place that gives you most inspiration.
Tokyo is my favourite city… the most inspirational place l have ever been
ii. The place you can relax
Anywhere on a sea in a sailing boat
iii. The most inspirational design scheme/project you have seen/visited in recent times.
Castelvecchio, Carlo Scarpa, Verona