WHO IS METIN KASO ?

Metin Kaşo - İnterior Architect and Designer

Metin Kaşo graduated in 1970 from Turkey's prestigious Practical & Fines Arts University, with honors, as a Furniture Designer & Interior Architect.

That same year he started his own business and opened a Bespoke Furniture and Decoration store in the well renowned Şişli area in Istanbul. In 1975 he married Pervin Kurbanzade who had been his classmate in the Academy of Fine Arts and since then, his colleague and life partner. They also studied Italian and the Northern European style and furniture craftsmanship. Together they created a unique style of Turkish furniture with luxurious and the highest quality components, which has been extremely successful. Metin Kaşo's name in Turkey is synonymous with the very highest quality, originality and an exuberant luxury which is hard to be matched in this region.

Since 1975 Metin Kaso has been a leading light in Turkish furniture design and his mission is to make great design accessible to more people.

He is given lectures at the Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty in Interior and Furniture Design section. Also he is a member of consulting at the Okan Univerysity Fine Arts Faculty. He is attending some of conferanses, panel and seminers at different Universities. Such as Boğaziçi University Professional of Hotelery High School.

Some of his designs are reminiscent of past cultures, such as the plainness of the Ottoman’s the perfection of the Empire, the power of Biedermeier and the simplistic stylized lines of Art Deco. These designs are bought up to date and will stand the test of time.

This is a brief synopsis of Metin Kaşo illustrious career.

Some of the project since 1975

Official Offices in Ankara - of the Prime Minister of Turkey
Official Offices in Ankara - of the Foreign Ministry of Turkey
Presidents, Official Guest Villa in Kalender, Istanbul
Kandilli High School's Congress and Culture Center - Private Salons design
Grand Zorlu Hotel - Trabzon,Turkey - King Suit and lobbies - Complete interior project
Mitsukoshi department store - Berlin
Total refurbishment of the Yacht “Turquoise” (one of the 25 largest yachts in the world) owned by famous American John Whitehead
Bespoke furniture for the Armenian Patriarch
Various Embassy projects
Numerous refurbishment / interior design projects of Estates in Riyadh
Bespoke Furniture supplied to the Saudi Royal Family
Bespoke Furniture supplied Australian customer

Pervin - Metin Kaso Home in Caddebostan

Pervin - Metin Kaso Home in Vaniköy / Bosphorus



USA Chronology

1993 New York - Perry Street - Metin Kaşo opened a furniture store called WORLD DESIGN
Furniture displayed at Boston Design Center
Furniture displayed at Washington Design Center
Bespoke Furniture and interiors designed for a number of ranches in Aspen, Colorado
Refurbishment and design for Geraldo Rivera' s ( famous anchorman) Hudson River residence
Refurbishment and design for Gloria Patton's (owner MTV) London residence.
Phoenician Hotel Group, Arizona - Bespoke Furniture supplied
Atlantic Hotel, Atlantic City - Bespoke Furniture supplied
2001 New York - 14th Street opened RM/MR store in partnership with Robert Marinelli and famous English interior designer Michael Reeves.

2006 He started to work with Hudson Furniture Company in New York. Bespoke furniture supplied to Hudson Furniture.

2008 Refurbishment and Design for Ms. Cassandra Mann’s resident in Beverley Hills in Los Angeles which is the famous and richest person in USA.

Awards Won

1999 - DECOREX USA - Chicago World Fair -1st Prize - for Best of All Branches
2000 - Teamed up with British Decoration Company Renwick & Clark (London) and won Excellence award for quality and design at DECOREX 2000 Fair London.

Renwick & Clark -London
Nina Campbell Fabric - London
Michael Reeves - Moonriver store - London
Osbourne & Little - London - 2004 London Design Week - breaking their normal boundaries of fabric design and emerging into a specialized furniture range, including wonderful Michael Reeves and Metin Kaşo designs

After 40 years at Şişli Metin Kaşo has moved his store locationion to Levent, to a three storey showroom set in a garden. Metin Kaşo and his, business, life partner, colleague & designer wife, Pervin Kaşo continue to work with the famous British designer Michael Reeves. Together they have created and fused the styles of London.

Metin Kaşo started to work with a famaus furniture company in New York Since 2006 and make bespoke furniture and design for them.