April originally hails from the United Kingdom while spending the formative years of her childhood in sun-soaked Cyprus. A budding creative and artist from a young age, April was drawn to the world of architecture and design and pursued her studies in Interior Design at Edinburgh College of Art. Since moving to Istanbul, Turkey in 2013, April has worked with various prominent Istanbul-based interior design firms, such as Platform Studio and KM34 Interior Design. April maintains her own workshop in the trendy Moda neighbourhood of Istanbul, where she works on various freelance projects and continues to develop her own brand.
April draws from a variety of inspirations and styles, most prominently from the Art-Deco and Post-Modern movement, both favourites of hers, capturing the retro-futuristic aesthetic with her own touch and style. April strongly believes in not designing just products, but creating art which exudes its own individual personality and uniqueness, giving character and vibrancy to the surrounding environment. Her love of colour, light and bold forms shines through in all her work.
After debuting the collection to a resounding reception at Milan Design Week 2019, including voted as Best of Isola Design District and receiving accolades from the likes of Elle Décor UK and Archipanic, among others, April is mostly kept busy innovating and creating in Istanbul. When not hard at work in her workshop, you can find April exploring the old streets of beautiful Istanbul or out and about with her chocolate Labrador. You can see more of April’s works and follow her progress via her Instagram @aprilkeydesign