Durukan Design provides Interior & Architectural Design Services, specializing in residential and hospitality interiors. Known for our warmth and elegance, we define and create unique living experiences by incorporating functionality with timeless, modern minimalist design concepts.
Durukan Design’s services range from the development of the exterior design concept to the design of individual apartment units, including common space design, all interior spatial planning, and specifications for kitchens, bathrooms, and lighting.
Our firm’s highly talented designers and architects are knowledgeable in all aspects of new materials, finishes, and architectural elements, and we’re involved in every step of the design and construction process.
Starting with a two-dimensional plan, we examine every square inch to ensure the best combination of space utilization and design. From there, we transform the concept into a three-dimensional plan, adding unique elements and designing every finish and detail. During the construction stage, Durukan Design plans and coordinates with all contractors to ensure a seamless process.
Our philosophy is that high design can be cost efficient for the developer, and this belief is taken into consideration on each and every project. The result is a beautifully transformed, modern space, in both form and function.
Principal and Director of Interior Architectural Design
Born, raised, educated and inspired in Istanbul Turkey, Funda Durukan is the founder and chief designer of Durukan Design, an interior and architecture design firm specializing in residential, hospitality and corporate interiors.
Through the development of more than 100 projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Ms. Durukan has established the welcomed reputation for the creation of elegance and warmth, created by the merging of timeless, modern minimalist design concepts with a focus on functionality.
Her firm’s highly talented designers, architects and renderers are knowledgeable in all aspects of new materials, finishes and architectural elements. To successfully bring a project to market the firm’s ethic is “Involvement with your every step—from design to completed construction”.
From a two-dimensional plan, they work on every square inch to ensure the best combination of high space utilization and high design. From there, her firm transforms the concept into a three-dimensional plan, adding unique elements, and designing every finish and detail. Finally, during the construction stage, Durukan Design plans and coordinates with all contractors to ensure for a seamless process.
Funda’s philosophy is that high design can be cost efficient and this belief guides each project.
Prior to founding Durukan Design, Funda worked at both The Phillips Group and Mancini Duffy, where she lead the design of notable corporate projects including: EMI, AOL/Time Warner, Reed Elsevier. Ms. Durukan studied design and architecture at the University of Mimar Sinan Faculty of Architecture-Istanbul, Turkey and Fashion Institute of Technology, and The State University of New York, New York.
When Funda isn’t directing NYC’s latest high design architecture, she can be found enjoying the best of Brooklyn with her husband, son and bulldog Bob.