AKDO is arguably America’s hottest new brand of fine tile and stone. In 2015, AKDO products were shown editorially in almost every top shelter magazine. They won a design award and were the exclusive tile sponsor of America’s top designer show house to benefit New York City’s Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The company opened a huge flagship showroom in Manhattan’s chic Flatiron district, and hosted an exclusive pre-opening event in the executive level of the Hearst Tower with the who’s who of American designers and shelter editors in attendance. They helped redesign the Patron’s Suite at the prestigious and historic Brooklyn Academy of Music in partnership with the design team from Calvin Klein Home and the editors of ELLE Décor, and were selected to provide the tile for that magazine’s Modern Life Concept House, which premiered during Art Basil Miami. Hot. Very hot.
But like every overnight success story, AKDO’s is hardly that. For two decades, AKDO has been quietly designing, manufacturing, quarrying, sourcing and importing superior natural stone and tile to the United States. Through a devotion to quality and service, AKDO founder Hakki Akbulak has established a distribution network of America’s finest tile showrooms and built a reputation for excellence throughout the tile and stone community. AKDO also owns and has exclusive rights to several quarries, and with sister company Silkar owns three factories in Turkey and China where stone is processed and crafted into 2.5 million square feet per year of exquisite mosaics, tiles, and slabs. This puts AKDO in a position to offer its clients a high level of flexibility and support unique to a vertically integrated company. On that very solid business foundation, AKDO was able to launch itself with integrity and velocity as a consumer-facing brand to a very receptive audience of design professionals and discerning homeowners.
Look for this powerhouse lifestyle brand to continue impacting the design community with groundbreaking product offerings, client-first service innovations and a design leadership voice that stems from a core value of generosity, as evidenced by their tagline: Far Beyond the Surface.