First generation Iranian-American, born in the Frank Lloyd Wright suburbs of Chicago, Kouros has been surrounded by design. His mother, with a masters in industrial design, launched her career with her boutique women’s clothing store and his father owned several Persian rug galleries, housing antique Persian rugs dating back to the 19th century.
Inspired by the design world, Kouros dedicated his studies to sustainable architecture and urban design. He continued his education in Denmark, where he focused on sustainable Scandinavian design practices. After graduating, Kouros began working at an environmental non-profit, where he worked to convert over 30 parking lots into sustainable green community parks across the five boroughs of New York City.
Kouros launched his debut furniture collection for NYCxDESIGN Week in May 2021 in New York City at a83 Gallery.