The Demmer Tea Set is a porcelain 12-part tableware collection for the catering and hospitality sector. Its 12 pieces offer a variety of combination to present and enjoy the range of high quality teas produced by Demmers Teehaus.
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
Installation, 2016 Josephine meets Sophie
Hofmobiliendepot – Möbel Museum Wien
The exhibition DESIGN 10 was held for the first Vienna Design Week 10 years ago at the Hofmobiliendepot. Ten years later, the same designers were invited to confront an objekt from the museum collektion with an own design, again.
We opted for the Biedermeier Room of Archduchess Sophie, the Blue Salon in Laxenburg – we loved its colourfulness and gay details. The Biedermeier era abounds with aesthetic ideas that are at times quite crazy and weird, also strong colour contrasts. This appealed to us greatly. We combine one of our first designs, the glass carafe “Josephine” for Lobmeyr, in new Biedermeier guise reflecting the room, with a new product from 2016, the tray “Sophie”, part of a new accessory collection for the Wittmann furniture company. In the Biedermeier era, home lifestyle and the rooms specified for it were undergoing change, which demanded a new category of products; we wanted to refer to this. Our products are meant to be integrated into the ensemble, to blend with it and be reflected in it. The patterns not only take in the wall, but refer to further contexts, to the products. The latter are almost concealed in the room, the room absorbs the products. This interplay is a fanciful game between perception and spatial hierarchies.
Year of origin: 2006 (glass), 2016 (tray)
Material: blown, hand-painted glass, leather-coated metal, paper collage
Grüne Erde invited POLKA to create a new contemporary and modern addition to their furniture collection.
Soft Curves define the sofas charming and elegant shape. The low backrest allows flexibility in how to position it in a room and brings a certain lightness to the design. Its generous seat depth invites you to rest and stay.
The sofa is made entirely from natural materials like wool and hamp fabric, coconut fibre, natural latex and wood which contribute to comfort and a sustainable product life cycle.
The Livia fauteuil is a small and elegant addition which completes the range.
The new Vöslauer Gastro Collection is focussing on materials. POLKA designed two new drinking glass shapes, which are produced in three different materials: glass, porcelain and plastic (for use in the wellness industry).
The “Material Edition” provides an unexpected haptical experience.
The velvet like outer surface of the porcelain and plastic version is comforting for hands an lips. These come in the three colors: mint, lilac and light blue.
POLKA created a special version of the punch mug to mark the 20th anniversary (1994–2013) of the Schönbrunn Christmas Market. Schönbrunn is depicted in all its glory with exotic botanical illustrations taken from the walls of the famous Bergl Rooms.
bct electronic invited POLKA to design a housing for a multifunctional communication device.
bctone combines telephony & Intercom 2.0 by commend into one single console.
Due to the innovative mounting concept it can be mounted on various surfaces like walls, desks or even outdoors, without losing its aesthetic character.
To create a sofa with a high back without loosing elegance and lightness was the starting point of the development of Amber. The result lets you lean your head restful on the backrest and with its elegant and sinuous lines it shows a simple but characterful presence.
The Amber fauteuil is the perfect addition, a congenial partner small in size.
A family of low stools and benches in different dimensions was developed to use for multiple purposes.
The Hungarian porcelain manufactory of Herend commissioned POLKA to design a new porcelain service with new decorative motifs inspired by Herend’s company history. The plates and bowls are painted by hand in richly varied patterns and blended to form a pot-pourri of lavish diversity, with influences ranging from chinoiserie to graphic decorative motifs of the Orient. For the first time Herend is using blue inglazing for the decoration, hence the porcelain is dishwasher-proof.