Seyhan Özdemir (b. 1975) and Sefer Cağlar (b. 1973) met at the Fine Arts Faculty of Mimar Sinan University, where Seyhan was studying Architecture and Sefer, Interior Design. They both graduated in 1998 and founded Autoban in 2003 after gaining experience in the field to combine their fields of architecture, interior design, and product development under one name. The duo began developing product designs and launched their first collection in Paris in 2004. Two years later they opened the Autoban Gallery to showcase the best of these designs. The next year, they began their collaboration with De La Espada to produce their products, while maintaining creative control.