ARUCAD and BOCCHI Collaborate in “Sustainable Art” Competition

Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), and BOCCHI, a leading company in the bathroom and kitchen products sector, with its 70 years of experience, are collaborating for “Sustainable Art.” The competition aims to increase awareness on the importance of recycling and reevaluating materials in artistic creations with the goal of achieving  “Zero Waste.” Additionally, it aims to showcase the works produced by ARUCAD students and graduates on an international platform. In this collaboration, a sustainable art competition titled “Beauty in the Breakage: From Broken to Beautiful” is being organised.

Initiated by BOCCHI, this collaboration focuses on the reevaluation of industrially produced but damaged and unusable sinks and washbasins in order to encourage the creative use of recycled materials by Fine Arts students. The competition encourages ARUCAD students to use their creativity to create art pieces. The competition, named “Beauty in the Breakage: From Broken to Beautiful,” not only encourages ARUCAD students and graduates to explore sustainable art forms through the creative use of recycled materials, but also provides an opportunity to closely experience the ceramics industry.

The competition’s jury includes Akgün Seçkiner, President of BOCCHI USA, artist Emin Çizenel, Asst. Prof. Dr. Esra Plümer Bardak, Asst. Prof. Dr. Martina Callegaro, Asst. Prof. Dr. Raif Dimililer and Asst. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Dalkılıç. Winners of the competition will receive cash prizes, and their winning works will be exhibited at the prestigious KBIS Trade Fair in the United States in 2024. This provides ARUCAD students and graduates the opportunity to showcase and promote their artwork to a broader audience. The proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to three separate non-profit organisations operating in the United States, Turkey, and internationally, with the aim of supporting sustainability and meaningful projects worldwide.

BOCCHI, with the slogan “Italian by Nature, Turkish by Design, and American by Demand,” is a company that brings the aesthetic understanding of the Mediterranean to America, with roots dating back to 1950. BOCCHI’s extensive product range in bathroom and kitchen products spans from classic to modern, created by Turkish and Italian designers, drawing inspiration from European design principles, and incorporating distinctive American products that add warmth to the kitchen.

Staff Login Student Login