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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. Koz believes that a designer's true mission is to go beyond "shaping an object" and produce ideas about the future and bring them to life.


After studying at Domus Academy in Milan, she started her career with Ettore Sottsass, then established her design studio in Milan creating best-seller and award-winning products for many top brands worldwide.

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