Turkish industrial designer Defne Koz studied at Domus Academy in Milan before joining the studio of Memphis legend Ettore Sottsass. Her work synthesizes her Turkish roots with Italian culture and explores a wide range of product types. It humanizes new technologies, rediscovers artisanry, and highlights material sensuality. With Marco Susani in Chicago, Koz co-founded Koz Susani Design to create hightech devices, high-touch materials and interaction design, luxury crafts, mass-manufactured products and domestic objects. Koz has earned awards from Elle Decor International, RedDot and the German Design Council while her work has been exhibited around the globe, from Milan’s Triennale and MARTa Herford to Galleria Post Design and Ozone Gallery Tokyo.