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About Tolga Berkay : He was born in Istanbul on May 19, 1973, Tolga Berkay graduated from Marmara University Fine Arts Ceramic Department where he studied from 1992 to 1996, ranking second, and engaged in sculpture work at Prof. Dr. Tankut Öktem’s studio. In later years, he worked for twelve years at Istanbul. Eczacıbaşı Vitra Seramik Factory, Design and CAD/CAM department and for a short time, at Kohler Factories in France. He was trained on high pressure mould design and production in Italy on which he made applications in Turkey. Setting up his own studio in Şile, Istanbul in 1997, Tolga Berkay created works on Hittite civilization and wall reliefs, and showed his applications in various architectural structures, staying loyal to the originals of Hittite Reliefs in local and international museums. He has been serving as design manager at Bien Seramik sanitary ware plants in Bozüyük since 2011. The artist, who has worked with ceramics for a time period over seventeen years, who has designs in various solo exhibitions and institutional firms, has won various prizes on sculpture, ceramic and bathroom designs in Turkey and international platforms.
ORGANIZATION:
BİEN YAPI ÜRÜNLERİ SANAYİ TURİZM ve TİCARET A.Ş.

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Industrial products designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
1996, Graduated Department of Ceramic & Glass Faculty of Fine Arts, Universty of Marmara, Istanbul / TURKEY

EXPERIENCE:
Design Manager, Bien Seramik, Istanbul / TURKEY 2011-...
Industrial Designer, Vitra, Istanbul / TURKEY 1996-2007

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
1996 , "Anatolian Cultures", Galata Tower Gallery , Istanbul/TURKEY

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
1993, International Contemporary Vase of Tulip Design Exhibition , Istanbul / TURKEY
1994, Sinter Seramik Exhibition , Bilecik / TURKEY
1994, İzmir Rotary Club , Golden Pottery Exhibition , İzmir / TURKEY
1996, Turkısh Ceramic Society , Exhibition , Istanbul / TURKEY
1997, Turkısh Ceramic Society , Exhibition ,Istanbul / TURKEY
1998, ETMK,Product Designers Exhibition , Istanbul / TURKEY

EVENTS:
1995, "Hittite Civilzation Reliefs", Galata Tower, Istanbul/Turkey.
1996, "Hittite Civilzation Reliefs", Heybeliada Water Sports Club, Istanbul/Turkey.

AWARDS:
1994, Company Award, Sinter Seramik competition , Bilecik / TURKEY
1994, Company Award, Izmir Rotary Club, Golden Jug Ceramic Contest , İzmir / TURKEY
1997, Jury of Citizen Award, Turkish Ceramic competition , Istanbul /TURKEY
2012, Platinum-A Award , ADESIGN Competition , ITALY
2012, Golden-A Award , ADESIGN Competition , ITALY
2012, Elle Decoration International Design Award-Best Bathroom Design of the year in Turkey
2013, RAF Award / Arkitera-Arkimeet
2014, Silver-A Award , ADESIGN Competition , ITALY
2015, Red Dot Design Award, Germany

PRESS APPEARANCES:
1999 "Self Reportage ", Furniture&Textile , TURKEY
1999 "Self Reportage", Bathroom & Kitchen, TURKEY
2000 "Sanitaryware", HOME&ART, TURKEY
2011 "Self Reportage", Mavi Yapı, Turkey
2013 Elle Decoration
2013 "Self Reportage", Turkish Radio Television (TRT)
2013 "Sanitaryware", HOME&ART, TURKEY
2013 "Self Reportage" Banyo&Mutfak
2013 "Self Reportage" Home Art
2013 "Self Reportage" Turkish Ceramic magazine
2013 "Self Reportage" WARHOLA Magazine
2013 ELLE Decoration Magazine
2014 "Self Reportage" Istanbul&Istanbul Magazine
2014 Home Art

ACCOLADES:
2012 , The Best Bathrooms Design by Elle Decoration International Design Awards / Turkey
2015 , The Best Bathrooms Design by Elle Decoration International Design Awards / Turkey

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near Native)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Siemens NX8 CAD/CAM, AutoCad, Photoshop, 3DS MAX, Show Case

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2014, "Fired Clay Workshop" Eskisehir/Turkey

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2015, "Tolga Berkay's Experiences" , Secuk University Konya/Turkey

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
1998, ETMK, ISTANBUL/TURKEY
2011, Lions Club
2012, Turkish Ceramic Society

COLLECTIONS:
1993, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul/Turkey
1994, Izmir Paintings and Sculptures Museum, Izmir/Turkey

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2011, International Lift Design Contest , ISTANBUL/TURKEY
2014, OAIB Ceramic Contest, ISTANBUL/TURKEY

HOBBIES:
Sculpture, Painting, Chess, Swimming

CLIENTELE:
2012, Bien Seramik, Designed a monoblock washbasin.
2012, Bien Seramik, Designed a fauced fom the ceiling.

WEB SITE:
www.bienseramik.com.tr

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.tolgaberkay.com

RSS URL:
www.tolgaberkay.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2012-03-30 04:03:40

COUNTRY:
Turkey

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Tolga Berkay


Elhamra Ceramic Tile

A' Design Award Winner for Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category in 2011
Tolga BERKAY for Bİen Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş
Sultan Ceramic Wall Tiles

A' Design Award Winner for Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category in 2015
Tolga Berkay and Bien Design Team for Bİen Yapi ÜrÜnlerİ Sanayİ Turİzm Ve Tİcaret a.Ş
Eramosa Ceramic Tile

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category in 2011
Tolga BERKAY for Bİen Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş
Albatros Washbasin-Family Unit

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category in 2013
Tolga BERKAY for Bİen Yapi ÜrÜnlerİ Sanayİ Turİzm Ve Tİcaret a.Ş
Organic Design Set Ceramic Sanitaryware Set

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category in 2014
Tolga Berkay for Bİen Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş
Fracture Bathroom Set

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category in 2011
Tolga BERKAY for Bİen Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş
Inci Ceramic

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category in 2011
Tolga BERKAY for Bİen Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş
Lotus Bathroom Set

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category in 2011
Tolga BERKAY for Bİen Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş

Runner-Up status designs by Tolga BERKAY


Crater Wall Tiles

Runner-Up for Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category in 2014
Tolga BERKAY for Bien Seramİk San.ve Tİc.a.Ş

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