Altan Mergen graduated in Industrial product design department of Marmara University Fine Arts faculty in Istanbul, Turkey. His major interests are shoe design, fashion accessories and industrial designs interacting with art.
Essentialy his designs are born from the fantasies with producting new forms by sculpture and modelling. There are artistic relations between shoe designs with sculpture and architecture. Beside in style shoe designs, he performs sculptural shoes ideas on shoe design for adapting plastic arts on footwear.