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Alper Böler


Born in Istanbul in 1975, Alper Böler studied industrial design at Marmara University. In 2000, following stints at several furniture and interior design companies, Böler co-founded ünal&böler studio, garnering praise at home and abroad.  Eight years later, the interiors, furniture and product designer launched his own  Istanbul studio and a debut collection entitled Housework: Design Domesticated. Housework demonstrated Böler’s interest in giving the most efficient and original forms to familiar objects while assigning them multiple functions, and generating novelty and playfulness through common sense problem-solving. Over time, in a city rich with skilled craft and tradesmen, his approach to design and fabrication became collaborative, resourceful and hands-on, and his thinking about aesthetics, both pragmatic and unconventional.

Now based north of San Francisco, Böler continues to focus on design, design development, consulting and the build-out of a wide range of work from the Aparat studio and workshop.


Select Publications



Wallpaper, Abitare, DAMn, Elle Decor Germany, Experimenta,

Frame , Interni, I.D., Surface, XXI



Furnish: Furniture & Interior

Desire: The Shape of Things to Come

Design for the 21st Century

Kelvin: Colour Today

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