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Schloss Lackenbach Guesthouse ‘Oberjäger’

The former ‘Försterstöckl’ of Schloss Lackenbach was to be transformed into a guesthouse. POLKA took the inspiration for this interior project from the surrounding environment and the history of the building itself. Traces of different colours and structures of wall paints of the last decades were kept and restored. They were points of reference to develop an elegant and defined colour concept for the rooms. An eclectic mix of historical and contemporary elements create a cosy atmosphere, which is highlighted by restored furniture from the Esterhazy collection. Each of the six rooms is individually designed and themed around botanical specimen or wildlife found around the estate. The big communal salon with its open kitchen invites the guests to cook and enjoy together the tranquility and energy of this special place.


Porcelain Tea Set | Demmer

The Demmer Tea Set is a porcelain 12-part tableware collection for the catering and hospitality sector. Its 12 pieces offer a variety of combinations to present and enjoy the range of high quality teas produced by Demmers Teehaus.


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

Tableware Collection | Vöslauer

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.

A new bottle opener which is also part of the Vöslauer Gastro Collection and made to open a huge amount of bottles effortlessly.
The opener is made from one soft metal loop that lies comfortable in the waiter’s hand.
Also part of the collection is the elegant bottle cooler.
Its material porcelain helps to keep the temperature of the water low and integrates well with other porcelain tableware.
Its soft shape refers to the Vöslauer drinking glass.
In addition the exclusive second bottle opener is an elegant turn on the Vöslauer logo.
The letter V is transformed into an attractive object and a new type of bottle opener at the same time.
According to the logo, the serifs of the font turn the letter into a practical tool.


Porcelain Set / Herend

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.


Furniture Collections | Wittmann

POLKA has created a range of different collections for the manufacturer WITTMANN, from sofas and highback chairs to tables and chairs.

Glassware Vases | Lobmeyr

The new vase series was inspired by the purity and harmonious forms of water drops as well as the natural flow of liquid glass in the process of production. Coming in three shapes it serves all kinds of different needs for arranging flowers.


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.


The second edition of the Pearl Light is presented at Stilwerk Design Gallery by Engelhorn & Turkiewicz, Vienna.