Masters & Muses

Rifat Özbek

Words by Rifat Özbek
- Images by Ilaria Orsini, Guido Taroni and Ashley Hicks
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Rifat Özbek is one of those few designers who, inspired by adornment, manages to translate their eclectic vision into a practical reality, where colors, patterns and prints live harmoniously. As a Fashion Designer he started  his own line in mid ’80s, then he 2010 he launched an exclusive range of cushions, with fabrics from Turkey, Central Asia, and Uzbekistan, and in 2012 he brought his myriad interests and influences together to design Lulu, the sexiest and best looking club in London.

Your signature style?

More is More

Your muse?

Tony Duquette

What are you working on at the moment?

Decorating La Loma (little mountain), Robin Birley's new Peruvian restaurant in London.

Your most treasured possession?

My dogs Boo and BonBon, one is a rescue dog, the other is a cross between Tibetan terrier and poodle.

One room?

The ballroom in Visconti's movie The Leopard

One city?



One flower?

The lotus flower.

One colour?


One museum?

Sir John Soane's Museum in London

Greatest escape?

My house in Bodrum, Turkey, I like to get lost in nature there. 

Greatest achievement?

Staying alive

Greatest extravagance?

Anything from Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Ideal interiors in 3 words...

Cosy. Joyous. Enchanting.

Distasteful interiors in 3 words?

Beige. Taupe.

Cabana in 3 words?

Eclectic. Beautiful. Timeless

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