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MILAN 2011: IVANKA @N.o.A. Showroom

The presentation of the collection is giving a preview on the new 2011 products: ’Haarlem Chic’ barrel, ’Truckdoor’ picture frames, ’Ivanka Concrete Sound’ audiophile speakers, ’The mailbox’, and new texture designs by Andras and Katalin Ivanka


IVANKA Studio and Concrete Company (www.ivanka.hu) debuted at Milan Design Week SaloneSatellite event in 2009 with the award winning project of ’AFTERLIFESTYLE’ SEEYOU Gravestone. The year after they represented progressive Hungarian design at two locations: Fiera Milano, and Zona Tortona – getting the honour to present their work together with Oscar Niemeyer. In 2011 IVANKA’s installation at N.o.A. showroom opens up new vistas. The exhibition will be centered around the main themes of concstuction and distruction as the artistic values in creation.

HAARLEM CHIC –  Concrete barrels Designer: Katalin Ivanka
A new look of the barrel come in high performance fiberglass cement. The ‘inventive’ use of barrels as burn barrels in the ghetto, planters in the garden, rain water cisterns for water harvest as water collection is an easy way to encourage earth-friendly habits, as ice container for drinks during a party, or garbage bin and several other functions have been proven over time and persisted unaltered through time. It has been high time just to give this object a cool elegance through some fresh materiality. Continue reading

Mused by this spring: Vertical Pot in Elle Decoration

VERTICAL POT Everyday storage item, as you wish. Ceramics fixed into poured concrete.  Celebrating high performance low-tech; the most basic characteristics and strongest features of the material are rediscovered to be naturally used. Designer: Zita Konnerth, Producer: IVANKA Concrete Works

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What iffing is fun: what if the washbasin and the tap would become one? – SARGI INTRODUCES DOMESTICATED TATU BY WILLBE DESIGN

041_tatuDesigner: Anna Gáti,  Co-authors: Ágoston Gyarmati, Gábor Szegő / WILLBE Design. My friends are developing a new species of animal furnishing for your home and public spaces.  Here comes the TATU: Continue reading

DNA pattern concrete facade panels project for Mikado Kyowa Seed Center Bio-technological Complex in Chiba, Japan

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Project: Bio-technological complex with a seed storage and distribution center, a quality control laboratory and offices. Total area : 5,250 m2. Continue reading

IVANKA Concrete Design Competition winners in Elle Dekor 2008/1

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ISTEN HOZOTT MAGYAROS ÖSSZEÁLLÍTÁS AZ ELLE DEKORBAN – OUR FOLK’ IN HUNGARY

zita_magyaros_elle dekor 01STYLISTS: Zita Konnerth, Kata Hortobágyi, Tímea Tóth. PHOTO: Csaba Villányi / Falshback Photo  Continue reading