Defne Koz is co-founder, partner of Koz+Susani Design, an award winner, innovative studio based in Chicago, with Marco Susani, where she designs iconic, emotionally engaging, innovative award winning products and experiences. Her designs span from domestic objects to high-tech devices, from hi-touch materials to interaction design, from luxury crafts to mass-manufactured products, always focusing on hi-quality design that embraces vision and innovation while preserving human, emotional qualities. After studying at Domus Academy in Milan, she started her career with Ettore Sottsass, then established her design studio in Milan creating best-seller products for many top brands and abroad. Her clients include Alessi, Gaia&Gino, Italamp, Leucos, 1400ºMitterteich, Nude, Bernhardt, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Creavit, True, Verreum, Vitra, WMF, Xerox, Lipton, Derin, Delta, Dove, ENEL, Megaron, Arcelik, Merati, Nissan, Nestle, Nurus, OmniDecor, Pasabahce, Panasonic, Pinar, Pirelli, Rapsel, Samet, Seiko, Swarovski, Swissotel.
Defne Koz and Marco Susani are one of the winners of the Compasso d’Oro 2020, one of the most prestigious awards in the design world.