Seyit Sarıgül was born in Malatya in 1952. He moved to Istanbul with his family at the age of 8. He learned how to restore antique furniture from his Armenian master Agop. Sarıgül has worked at his workshop in Istanbul since his master left Turkey in 1975. Currently, he continues to work and trains his apprentices at his workshop.
Reference: sarigulantik.com, istanbulunustalari.com, İstanbul’un Ustaları (Istanbul: İstanbul 2010 Avrupa Kültür Başkenti, 2010), p. 145.