Murat Erciyas was born in Ankara in 1969. Graduated from the Industrial Products Design Department of METU. Went to USA in 1995 and worked at Firehouse Design Team as a designer and specialized in design patents. Returned to Turkey in 2000 and was a Design and R&D Manager, responsible for office furniture design at Nurus. Erciyas has been providing design services since 2004 at his firm Farm_Design.
He became a pioneer in Turkey by providing services in all phases of the conversion process of designs to products in his expertise area of office furnitures. Convinced that designers are pressured by design trends as much as by the manufacturing capability of companies, and believing that creatable designs form the connection between the producer and user, Erciyas proposes that the design process should be handled in an integrated manner.