Interview with Tolga Berkay

Winner of Building Components and Sanitary Ware Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Tolga Berkay shares insights


Interview with Tolga Berkay at Monday 24th of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
TB : I graduated fine arts faculty of Marmara University. My backround is nature of the world.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
TB : I am taking motivates to design from the famous great designers. I become the designer because, when you prepare the new designs, you feel first looking the new thinks to all over the world of window...

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
TB : I choosen to become a designer.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
TB : I am doing bathroom and Wall Tiles elements designs. But I am thinking of battle plane designs now.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
TB : They must work too much for a good designer. Also they must follow all trends, competitions, fashions and history of art.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
TB : Good designer is a make self motivated designs. Gereat designer knows all standarts and manufacturing for global designs.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
TB : Producible is very important for a good design. Must be Aesthetic, technical drawing, mould knowledge for all Designers.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
TB : Today, every companies have similar machinery equipments, similar workforce, similar materials, also capitals. What must difference... Difference is a Good Design... If you should invest a good design, you are the good mark and good seller...

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
TB : Surprise... You will see next year...

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
TB : A lot of work...

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
TB : Zaha Hadid

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
TB : Maybe become a fisherman.

DL: How does design help create a better society?
TB : Green designs every time best solutions for the society. Environmentalist designs save the world every time.

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
TB : My Lotus design gave me most satisfaction. Lotus flower changed my mind for my bathroom idea. Because this flower used the bathroom for the first time.

DL: How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
TB : One week enough for me.

DL: Which books you read had the most effect on your design?
TB : Neufert is a good book for a designer.

DL: What is your favorite color, place, food, season, thing and brand?
TB : Fish and Pizza

DL: What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
TB : Maybe, I find good idea for a good design, today...