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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.
BİEN YAPI ÜRÜNLERİ SANAYİ TURİZM ve TİCARET A.Ş.
Industrial products designer Media, graphic, printing, culture, design
1996, Graduated Department of Ceramic & Glass Faculty of Fine Arts, Universty of Marmara, Istanbul / TURKEY
Design Manager, Bien Seramik, Istanbul / TURKEY 2011-...
Industrial Designer, Vitra, Istanbul / TURKEY 1996-2007
1996 , "Anatolian Cultures", Galata Tower Gallery , Istanbul/TURKEY
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
1995, "Hittite Civilzation Reliefs", Galata Tower, Istanbul/Turkey.
1996, "Hittite Civilzation Reliefs", Heybeliada Water Sports Club, Istanbul/Turkey.
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
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
2012 , The Best Bathrooms Design by Elle Decoration International Design Awards / Turkey
2015 , The Best Bathrooms Design by Elle Decoration International Design Awards / Turkey
English (Near Native)
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
1993, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul/Turkey
1994, Izmir Paintings and Sculptures Museum, Izmir/Turkey
2011, International Lift Design Contest , ISTANBUL/TURKEY
2014, OAIB Ceramic Contest, ISTANBUL/TURKEY
Sculpture, Painting, Chess, Swimming
2012, Bien Seramik, Designed a monoblock washbasin.
2012, Bien Seramik, Designed a fauced fom the ceiling.
Awards received by Tolga Berkay
Runner-Up status designs by Tolga BERKAY
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