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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, earning praise both at home and abroad. 


In 2008, the interiors, furniture and product designer struck out on his own. The launch of his eponymous studio and a debut collection entitled Housework: Design Domesticated, 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 overseeing 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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