Interview with designer Tolga BERKAY (TB), regarding views on design, and for the award-winning design Sultan Ceramic Wall Tiles.

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Interview with Tolga BERKAY at Thursday 22nd of October 2015: DI: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
TB : Our inspiration is Ottoman Sultan's wears.

DI: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
TB : Eye catcher decors and arabic essentials.

DI: What are your future plans for this award winning design?
TB : After new competitions and good strong Bien brand.

DI: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?
TB : 5 years

DI: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
TB : This is a concept design with Bien Design Team

DI: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?
TB : This designed produced in Bien Seramik

DI: What made you design this particular type of work?
TB : Made by Ceramic materials.

DI: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
TB : In-house designers in Bien Seramik

DI: Who is the target customer for his design?
TB : Domestic and Export customers.

DI: What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
TB : Sanitary ware set.

DI: How did you come up with the name for this design? What does it mean?
TB : From the sultans wears.

DI: What is the most unique aspect of your design?
TB : Material and the mould technology and aesthetics.

DI: Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
TB : Yes we have a good experience team and designers.

DI: What is the role of technology in this particular design?
TB : Digital ceramic technology.

DI: Is your design influenced by data or analytical research in any way? What kind of research did you conduct for making this design?
TB : From the fashion and the nature.

DI: How did you decide to submit your design to an international design competition?
TB : Want to Our customers and Adminisrators.

DI: What did you learn or how did you improve yourself during the designing of this work?
TB : Material science.