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Kenan Ozcan - Designers.org

Kenan Ozcan

Professional in Interior Design.

About Kenan Ozcan

Kenan Ozcan Design Studio founded in 1999 as the name of DK Design is a multi design studio specialized in interior design based in İstanbul. The works of the studio offer diversity from interior design to furnishing, architecture, restoration, decoration and so on. The design process may includes all from the facade of the buildings to interior space and the special-designed furnitures. The studio acts like a binding between the borders of classicism and modernism using the antiques that specially picked up all over the world. Kenan Ozcan Design Studio often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes in order to create a harmony and make a balance between the traditional aesthetics and the modern technology.

  • 2-Time Winner of Interior Design Award.
  • Specialized in Interior Design.
  • 2 Featured Original Designs.
  • Highly Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Interior
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Mooi Sports Clubbing

Interior Design

Figur Tourism And Congress  Office

Figur Tourism And Congress Office

Interior Design


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Interview with Kenan Ozcan

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I have always wanted to be a designer for sure and got educated in architecture department. I choose to improve myself in design and decoration instead of constructional fields.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
Kenan Ozcan Design Studio founded in 1999 as the name of DK Design is a multi design studio specialized in interior design based in İstanbul. The works of the studio offer diversity from interior design to furnishing, architecture, restoration, decoration and so on. The design procces may includes all from the facade of the buildings to interior space and the special-designed furnitures. The studio acts like a binding between the borders of clasisizm and modernisizm using the antiques that specially picked up all over the world. Kenan Ozcan Design Studio often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes in order to create a harmony and make a balance between the traditional aesthetics and the modern technology.
When judging a design as good or bad, which aspects do you consider first?
When judging a design as good or bad, I consider the bad one first.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
The most importing thing is you can not prevent "change" that's why I think the future of design is unpredictable and surprising.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
Travelling all around the world and reading different kind of books are the main sources of my inspiration.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
My design style takes shape from searching the new ones. The approach is to chase innovations and create differences.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I live in Istanbul which is a multi-cultural metropolis. Living in Istanbul is so advantageous for a designer/architect because of having so many cultural heritages from different eras.
What are your suggestions to companies for working with a designer? How can companies select a good designer?
Companies firstly should know themselves, know really what to want or do not want. This requirements ensure to select the designer. My suggestion to companies is to think before select the designer, because the next processes are up to the designer.
What are 5 of your favorite design items at home?
A corkscrew from 18th century and Alessi teapot are my favourite design items at home.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
My suggestions to young designers are not being rush, reading and travelling a lot. because the more learn and travel you realize the less you know.
What is your "golden rule" in design?
My "golden rule" is being open-minded and feel free in design.
What skills are most important for a designer?
I think intuition and perception are the most important skills for a designer.
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
I always think that future is unpredictable, so I do not make plans at all.
Any other things you would like to cover that have not been covered in these questions?
The design competitions like this one is really importing to see where the design field and also a chance to express ourselves as a designer.

Extended Interview with Kenan Ozcan

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
I have always wanted to be a designer for sure and got educated in architecture department. I choose to improve myself in design and decoration instead of constructional fields.
What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
Kenan Ozcan Design Studio founded in 1999 as the name of DK Design is a multi design studio specialized in interior design based in İstanbul. The works of the studio offer diversity from interior design to furnishing, architecture, restoration, decoration and so on. The design procces may includes all from the facade of the buildings to interior space and the special-designed furnitures. The studio acts like a binding between the borders of clasisizm and modernisizm using the antiques that specially picked up all over the world. Kenan Ozcan Design Studio often mixes innovative materials and techniques with references to well known historical styles and archetypes in order to create a harmony and make a balance between the traditional aesthetics and the modern technology.
What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
When judging a design as good or bad, I consider the bad one first.
How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
The most importing thing is you can not prevent "change" that's why I think the future of design is unpredictable and surprising.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
Travelling all around the world and reading different kind of books are the main sources of my inspiration.
Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
My design style takes shape from searching the new ones. The approach is to chase innovations and create differences.
What helped you to become a great designer?
I live in Istanbul which is a multi-cultural metropolis. Living in Istanbul is so advantageous for a designer/architect because of having so many cultural heritages from different eras.
How do you think designers should present their work?
Companies firstly should know themselves, know really what to want or do not want. This requirements ensure to select the designer. My suggestion to companies is to think before select the designer, because the next processes are up to the designer.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
A corkscrew from 18th century and Alessi teapot are my favourite design items at home.
How does design help create a better society?
My suggestions to young designers are not being rush, reading and travelling a lot. because the more learn and travel you realize the less you know.
Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
My "golden rule" is being open-minded and feel free in design.
What would you like to see changed in design industry in the coming years?
I think intuition and perception are the most important skills for a designer.
Where do you think the design field is headed next?
During design process I'm just using books, magazines, pencils and sketch papers.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
I always think that future is unpredictable, so I do not make plans at all.
Which people you interacted had the most influence on your design?
The design competitions like this one is really importing to see where the design field and also a chance to express ourselves as a designer.

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