Incorporating original concepts while working with traditional tools, Turkish designer Defne Koz is bringing her unique creative flare to VitrA tiles. The creator of the "Calm" and "Sense" tile lines and various other collections for the high-end porcelain tile company, Koz is building a reputation throughout Europe and the world.

Born in Ankara and now based in Milan, Koz's industrial-design background has come to incorporate many philosophies that she is implementing at VitrA. "It's important to know the culture of design," Koz says.

From using traditional Turkish tools to recreating centuries old Turkish designs and updating them with a smooth, contemporary feel, Koz brings to VitrA a unique yet traditional feel. Achieving a combination of both old-world flare and contemporary appeal, Koz emphasizes VitrA's focus on cutting-edge design.