POLKA Designstudio, since 2004

Creative partner Monica Singer and Marie Rahm


We like to observe, we like to surprise, we like to discover,
we like to irritate, we like to find solutions, we like to tell stories,
we like to entertain, we like to change the point of view.
Above all we like to create.
And we like things. 

POLKA took its first steps in 2004 under the direction of its founders, the product designers Marie Rahm and Monica Singer.

Today it is regarded as one of Austria’s most successful design studios, with a leaning towards furniture, products and interior installation. Collaborations with national and international clients such as Herend, Lobmeyr, Authentics, Wittmann, Innermost, Laufen, and Bene have received widespread critical acclaim within the design and lifestyle press.

POLKA stands for purpose and practicality, but also a certain playfulness. POLKA brings elegance to the everyday, exploring our use of familiar objects in search of an intriguing alternative. And POLKA likes to surprise.

Client List



ENOFriendly Fire Concept HouseHerendHofmobiliendepotHotel Altstadt ViennaInnermostLaufen bathrooms, AustriaLaufen bathrooms, SwitzerlandLobmeyr


Museum of Applied Arts (MAK)

ONE Telecommunication

Vienna Chamber of CommerceWittmannWWTF

Press Coverage

selected articles

  • 2010 H.O.M.E | March 2010

  • 2009 Domus | December 2009

  • 2008 Wallpaper | January 2008

More Press Coverage



since 2004

2012 ‚raw and delicate', Salone del Mobile, Milan, I

2011 ‚new olds’, Design Museum Holon, Israel

2011 ‚Achile Is Watching Us’, Salone del Mobile, Milan, I

2010 „2000-2010 Design in Wien“, Wien Museum, Wien, A

2010 „13,798grams of Design“, Lambretto Art Projec, Salone del Mobile, Milano, I

2010 „ Bulb Fiction“ Klaus Engelhorn Gallery, Wien, A

2010 ‚Only Now’, Design Museum Holon, Israel

2009 Twilight Zone, Vienna, A

2009 OFF THE RECORDS, Salone del Mobile, Milano, I

2009 „The shape of the Cafe to come“ , Museum für Angewandte Kunst Wien, A

2009 „Spot on Wien“ 100% Design Tokyo

2009 ‚Personal Shopper’ Tendence, Frankfurt, D

2008 Viennadesignweeks, A

2008 metal, Brachfeld Gallerie, Paris, F

2008 experimentadesign- Designbiennale, Amsterdam, NL

2008 c-mine, Michael Verheyden, Genk, B

2007 Storie di Cose, Gallerie Lungomare, Bozen, I

2007 Passionswege, ViennaDesignWeeks, Wien, A

2007 PAD at ICFF, New York, USA

2007 Design10, Hofmobiliendepot, Wien, A

2006 wallpaper* 'global edit', Salone del Mobile, Milano, I

2006 UD.A ultimos disenos austriacos, Madrid, E

2006 Promosedia 'By invitation', Salone del Mobile, Milano, I

2006 PAD, 100st, London, UK

2006 MISS/FIT, quartier 21, Freiraum, MQ Wien, A

2006 Eden ADN , Exhibition of the Saint-Etienne Design International Biennial, F

2006 ARAM Gallery London, UK

2006 360°Österreichisches Design, Designforum, MQ Wien, A

2005 Talents, Ambiente Frankfurt, D

2005 PureAustrianDesign, FAD Barcelona, E

2005 PureAustrianDesign, designblok'05, Prague, CZ

2005 Promosedia 'By Invitation', Udine, I

2005 Designer des Monats, MQ Point, Wien, A

2005 Blickfang, MAK Wien, A

2004 Salone Satellite, Milano, I

2004 MILKY WAY, Prague Castle, Prag, CZ

2004 Fremd und doch vertraut, St. Veit, A

2004 Blickfang, MAK, Wien, A