In 2001, Sezgin Aksu and Selvia Suardi founded the AKSU/SUARDI Studio in Milan, where a wide range of industrial furniture and graphic designs have been produced from houses to public spaces.The studio’s clients include Antonangeli, Caimi Brevetti, Credit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM), Eurizon Capital Sgr Spa, eDePadova, Collection, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Nemo-Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Olivetti, Rubinetterie Teorema, Slide and Serafino Zani.AKSU/SUARDI Studio is also the recipient of many awards, including the Red Dot Design Award (2007), Design Turkey (2008) Design Index (2003), Kaleidos – Caimi Brevetti and Good Design USA (2008).
Sezgin Aksu worked in Stuttgart, Paris and Milan then he started a collaboration with Michele De Lucchi in 1996 in her Milan-based studio. Aksu, who has made significant projects with various companies from different parts of the world such as Compaq, Olivetti, ENEL, Siemens, Kddi, Telecom Italia, continues to teach Istituto Europeo di Design / Milan and the NABA / Milan.
Silvia Suardi was born in Italy in 1967. She graduated from Seville University in Spain and Milan Polytechnic University in Italy.Suardi began her career with the studio Michele De Lucchi and worked there for about 10 years.