Sami Savatli (3 June 1983) is an Istanbul based designer, graduated from the Middle East Technical University Industrial Design Department. In 2010, he founded his own design office Sami Savatli Design Studio in Istanbul, after working in well-known design offices for three years in the fields of interior architecture and product design. In 2012, he was awarded by EDIDA International Design Awards as the Best Young Designer of the year.
Since the establishment of his design studio, Savatli has designed many well-known places from Istanbul's food and beverage scene. In addition to the restaurant projects where he stands out with his designer identity and gained recognition, now he designs across high-end residential, commercial, retail and hospitality spaces in many cities of the world such as Istanbul, Ankara, Bodrum, Kuwait, Jeddah, Bahrain, Tehran, Paris and Florence.
Savatli combines the modern and classic styles of the East and West through the bold colors & rich textures offers an architectural perspective. His unique approach by blending styles and manipulating forms, reveals multi-layered & timeless spaces. He creates a modern and eclectic look using luxurious finishes and materials with bespoke detailing and artisan craftsmanship, combining the best of classical and contemporary elements.
In addition to interior design projects, Sami Savatli Design Studio started to design and produce its own products as of 2018. Savatli, who always offers approaches that emphasize the importance of craft with traditional methods in its product collection, transforms materials such as glass, wood and metal into unique designs with his own coloring and patina methods.
Savatli continues to work in his Istanbul-based office, showroom and workshop with a young and dynamic team consisting of interior architects, product designers, textile designers and artists.
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