He studied painting in Ankara and graduated in 1989; he continued his art education at Gerrit Rietweld Academy in Amsterdam. During this period he he did murals, signs and all kind of other decoration work to make a living and to cover education expences. He designed and made his first light projects to illuminate the places he decorated. He returned to İstanbul and worked for well-known interior design companies for many years. He always tried to combine his artistic talents with interior design basics. Finaly, he quit interior design and focused on lighting design and established Lightwork Designlights company in 2008 in Galata, İstanbul. First Lightwork collection was realised in 2009 after many work hours and sleepless nights.
Tülay (Ünlü) Turgut
She studied architecture and graduated from Mimar Sinan University in 1996. She worked for architectural design companies as an architect for many years. She started working at Lightwork in 2009. Since than, she shares her experiences for creating better Lightwork products.