Trained as an architect, Deger Cengiz has worked professionally in architecture, interior design, and industrial design fields for the last twenty years. His work has been published internationally, exhibited at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and included in the permanent collection of South Street Seaport Museum. He received the internationally acclaimed Red Dot Design Award for the modular building system that he designed and developed. His products are being sold in MoMA Design Stores and offered through various international dealers. Deger has lived and worked in New York City since 1999.