BORNN Designers Oyku Thurston Basak Onay

OYKU WAS BORN IN ISTANBUL AND RAISED IN TOKYO, LOS ANGELES AND ISTANBUL.

SHE GRADUATED FROM FIDM IN LOS ANGELES IN 2003 WITH A DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN. SHE LATER EARNED HER MASTERS IN “DESIGN CULTURE AND MANAGEMENT” FROM BILGI UNIVERSITY IN ISTANBUL.

UPON GRADUATION SHE WORKED IN VARIOUS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIOS AND OPENED HER VINTAGE FURNITURE STORE IN 2006.

SHE COMPLETED NUMEROUS RETAIL AND RESIDENTIAL DESIGN PROJECTS WHICH WERE PUBLISHED IN VARIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINES.

IN 2015 SHE WAS JOINED BY HER SISTER BASAK AND THEY CO-CREATED BORNN WHERE THEY CONTINUE TO DREAM AND DESIGN TOGETHER.

BASAK WAS BORN IN ISTANBUL AND RAISED IN BARCELONA AND ISTANBUL.

SHE GRADUATED FROM ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN, BARCELONA IN 2007 WITH A DEGREE IN “FASHION MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION”.

SHE LATER CONTINUED TO GET HER MASTERS FROM UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA IN “FASHION RETAIL AND MANAGEMENT”.

SHE RETURNED TO ISTANBUL IN 2009 AND WORKED FOR ISTANBUL FASHION ACADEMY AND LATER ON AS A BUYER FOR VAKKO, A HIGH END LUXURY BRAND.

IN 2015 SHE JOINED HER SISTER OYKU TO CREATE BORNN.