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DEMMERS TEA SALON

Installation, 2016

Vienna Design Week,

 

Teatime with Alice in Wonderland: In the setting of the tea salon installation design by POLKA, the teabrand DEMMERS TEAHOUSE presents the new gastro porcelain collection designed by POLKA. Served in the fine pieces from the design studio, visitors of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK are also invited during an aromatic afternoon tea to test the multifaceted services, usable in an amazing variety of combinations.

Photos: C Vienna Design Week – Kollektiv Fischka – Marcell Nimfuehr

Vienna Design Week

With this new set of porcelains POLKA in collaboration with Herend wanted to make a new statement in temporary table culture.
The service is especially designed for daily use. For the first time the manufactorer Herend is using blue inglazing for the decoration, hence the porcelain is dishwasher safe.

 

The new porcelain service was presented for the first time in an installation during Vienna Designweek 2012  in the Bulthaup showroom and at the same time at the Lobmeyr shop in Vienna.

TEMPORARY CAFÈ ‘ALMHÜTTE’

POLKA was invited to design a typically Austrian café for the Tendence Fair at Messe Frankfurt. The result is an alpine mountain hut, surrounded by a flock of sheep for sitting on and an interpretation of the traditional corner benches with interlocking tables to rest on and enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains.

PERSONAL SHOPPER

POLKA was invited to create an installation at Messe Frankfurt, and chose objects fit for an Entertainer, who loves the playfulness and spectacle of a fairground. The selected products play with ideas of transformation: altered dimensions change the context of products, unconventionally employed materials produce surprise, thoughts are translated into objects. The products reflect a lively, intense and curious way of living, where content is sought and

WHITE CHRISTMAS

POLKA’s design for a system of interactive LED snowflakes was awarded first prize in the ‚Light Up’ competition organised by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce. Text messages could be sent by members of the public to a dedicated number, to make the snow flakes brighten and dim intermittently. Using the perspective of the short street in Vienna’s city center POLKA was able to make it snow every single day. In addition, for every text message that was sent, one euro was donated to a local childrens’ charity.

OUR FEATHERED FRIEND

For POLKA’s first appearance at the Salone del Mobile, Milan, they presented a simple, wooden kitchen chair that had been taared with cock feathers.