Studio Marmi is an award winning design studio based in Istanbul & Los Angeles that produces handcrafted contemporary rugs, wall accents and textile art.
Founded by Asli Smith & Sirin Aysan through a mutual love and appreciation of individually crafted and handwoven rugs, Studio Marmi creates contemporary poetic expressions informed by Anatolian weaving culture, and inspired by the myths, art and history of the cultures of Asia Minor.
Asli Smith is an artist and multidisciplinary designer based in Istanbul & New York. Sirin Aysan is a storyteller, and creative executive with an entrepreneurial mindset based in Los Angeles. The brand was born out of their desire to work with artisans in their native land, Turkey and to create unique collections that expressed rug design as an art form.
The studio's work is a meditation on their connection to this heritage through their design process - which explores the physical, cultural and emotional aspects of human behavior and the designed environment through form, color, and texture with the ultimate goal of creating products that are meaningful for their users as well as the artisans who produce them.