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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

SEEYOU Gravestone in Abitare, INTERNI, Wallpaper

Ciacole & pics dal Fuori Salone Invece mi ha molto intrigato la lapide disegnata da Ákos Maurer Klimes e Péter Kucsera per Ivanka. I due designer ungheresi hanno toccato un tema troppo spesso considerato un tabù. Questo oggetto, progettato affinché gli eventi naturali quali la pioggia e il cadere della foglie interagiscano con esso, mette la pace dei sensi. E il dominio che hanno registrato per trovare informazioni su di loro non lascia spazio a dubbi: www.afterlifestyle.com Source: http://abitare.it/highlights/furnitwitter-day4/


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Tom Dixon at the Solinfo Lamp Studio in Budapest’s Kertész utca, or the best we could get for Annapanna’s birthday on 27th March

Kedvenc brit tervezőnk, Tom Dixon legújabb kollekciójának bemutatójára érkezett a magyar fővárosba. Erős rendezvényen jártunk, laza hangulatú jó társaságba keveredtünk:


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Meeting the oracle – Green lunch with Li Edelkoort

Photos by Pierre Foldes




Last Wednesday, 5th November I met Li Edelkoort. Continue reading

I LISTEN TO THESE SPEAKERS AT HOME – I can’t imagine this world without music, and my world without the best possible sound.

sargi ivanka speakers muvesz_hedonistPhotos by Csaba Villányi / Flashback photo, Styling by Zita Konnerth PROJECT_TITLE: Ivanka Concrete Sound TYPE_OF_WORK: Lifestyle goes High End: speaker system design and engineering DESIGNER_/_ARTIST: András Rudolf Ivanka, David Jankovits YEAR_/_DATE: 2008 PRODUCER_/_LABEL: IVANKA Continue reading