Joelle Hancerli Harunzade was born in Istanbul, studied industrial product design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, Italy. “Ottoman Empire; Traditions, Culture & Design…” is her graduation thesis that took attention by the Turkish press with its furniture designs and participated for the first time Istanbul Design Week.

She has worked with Karim Rashid in his New York office and participated international design exhibitions.

She was awarded “Young and Talented Designer of the Year” by EDIDA Turkey (Elle Decor International Design Awards) in 2007 with her “Flip” bench design. She was one of the finalists of IYDE (International Young Design Entrepreneur) competition in 2008.

Joelle has distributed office and design furniture companies at family company NEOTEK in Istanbul.  She has worked closely with interior designers and architects, provided FF&E service on their projects globally. She has founded NEOTEK EVENTS rental design furniture service from private to corporate events in Turkey.

She continues her work designing accessories & product design, provides interior styling service from residential to corporate office projects in Dubai.