Co-founder, chief creative and design director, Dream Design Factory, Istanbul
Arhan Kayar is a founding partner, chief creative, and design director of Dream Design Factory (dDf), an Istanbul-based design firm that recently provided the concept, design, and fabrication for the award-winning Turkish Pavilion at Expo 2017, the world expo in Astana, Kazakhstan.
A graduate of the faculty of architecture of Mimar Sinan University, Kayar is one of the world’s most recognized and awarded members of the Turkish creative industry. In addition to founding ISTAV, (the Istanbul Art and Research Foundation), he has designed many local and international events and independent art organizations. For example, he’s the co-founder and director of Istanbul Design Week, the director of Artbeat Istanbul, the conceptual designer of the Istanbul Destination Project of Tourism, the concept leader of the Made in Turkey Textile & Fashion Projects, and a board member and project leader on countless additional creative and artistic endeavors.
His projects have appeared across the globe in notable cities such as Paris, London, Rome, Helsinki, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Los Angles, Moscow, Amsterdam, Milan, and more.