Lead DesignerTolga BERKAY
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The marble is an inseparable part of Turkish Baths that witnessed the history of the most magnificent palaces,
the most sacred temples... Each of them is a different story
with their veins and natural colors and every single piece has a different character. The ones who choose marble know its magic well.
This tile made by glazed porcelain. Used indoor area, the product provides efficient solutions in social places with convenient installation and superior durability.


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.
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 sanitaryware, Wall and Floor Tiles
plants in Bozüyük and Bilecik since 2011.
The artist, who has worked with ceramics for a time period over twenty 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.