IVANKA, founded by Katalin Ivanka and Andras Ivanka in 2002 as a Budapest based family-run start-up company, has become a leading architectural and designer concrete brand renowned for its progressive design and technological solutions with concrete.

Since its inception, IVANKA has made a name for adding a design perspective to what is otherwise widely viewed as an industrial material. They have taken concrete and elevated the material to a new level, creating products that defy normal concrete capacities and rock today’s conventional image of this material.

Multiple international successes marked important milestones in the life of the company – the successful Milan Design Week debut with SEEYOU Gravestone in 2009, embracing a 21th century taboo subject with AFTERLIFESTYLE – universally speaking spiritual design that transcends life, the AEROM Concrete Sound audiophile loudspeakers design and high end engineering in 2010, the wearable design of CONCRETE GENEZIS in 2012 – the world’s first ready-to-wear capsule collection based on a cement-textile innovation and the The Water of Life’/RAINHOUSE project with DRINK RAIN! campaign in 2014: a revolutionary system made with bio-concrete that turns rain into the highest quality drinking water, a new global perspective in sustainable development.

The company is a specialist in manufacturing facade systems, interior wall and floor coverings, furniture and bathware products, urban and outdoor elements and highly customized solutions, such as monolith exposed staircases, sculpted surface aesthetics, lightweight, light transmitting, perforated, engraved and graphical applications.

IVANKA company group has a 360-degree approach to its projects, giving complete, full circle services to its Clients.

Beside the serial production and custom manufacturing of high-quality concrete products, IVANKA provides high service in architecture, design and engineering, research and development, technological innovation, packaging, worldwide shipping, project management and installation.

IVANKA gives full support to the architect and designer community, from the first detailed studying of each project - in terms of feasibility and pricing – to the working out of the best possible solution for the physical realization of even the most challenging creations of design.

A winning combination: while raising annual production capacity to the industrial level of 150.000 m2, the company preserved its flexibility for customization as key part of the DNA of the IVANKA brand from its inception.

IVANKA’s highly skilled project management teams are responsible for the training or supervising of field operations to foster an organized unified continuum of professional work throughout the entire process. The solutions of IVANKA are long lasting and sustainable.

International professional network

Among their clients you will find: Vodafone, Mercedes-Benz, Saint Laurent Paris, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Liberty London, Harvey Nichols international luxury lifestlye stores, G-Star RAW, Holcim, BMW, Fairmont Hotels, Andaz by Hyatt or W from Starwood. IVANKA has been honored to work with internationally known professionals such as Marcel Wanders, Tom Dixon, Perkins Eastman and Zaha Hadid Architects.

awards and appreciations

"Surface Design Award 2017 – Public Building Exterior Surface category"
IVANKA OPUSTERRA PANEL won Surface Design Award 2017 1st prize in Public Building Exterior Surface category with Opusztaszer Visitor Center project.

"Hungarian Brands 2016 – Innovative Brand"

“DULUX Let’s Colour Award 2014”
IVANKA’s product, FLASTER modular tile was nominated for the international "Dulux Let`s Colour Award" in "Colour Innovation in Technology and Concepteurs" category.

Design Management Award 2014“

“Jewelry of the Year 2012”
"Jewelry of the Year" Award was given for IVANKA and Szabó Anna, designer for ORGAN JEWELRY collection.

“Best Stand in Show Award at Tent London 2011”
“The IVANKA stand at "Tent London 2011" captured the very essence of what makes for a great stand; beautifully made products presented in an inspiring open format. The bold stand design using the very bright Tent blue allowed for compete interaction by visitors who were invited to create their own pieces in order to gain an understanding of the core material on display, concrete. The IVANKA selected products on display demonstrated the versatility of the material which included tableware, jewellery, fashion items and surface materials for interior projects. The IVANKA team also went to great lengths to promote their participation and in so doing ensured they had a very successful event” – Jimmy MacDonald, director of Tent London & Superbrands London.

“HG.hu Design Awards 2011”
Award winner finalist in "Product" category on "HG Concepteurs Award 2011" for FLASTER modular tiles.

“MAKE ME! Award – Project category”
SEEYOU gravestone has been selected among the awarded projects of "MAKE ME! Concepteurs Competition" at Lodz Concepteurs Festival.

“Living Etc Like”
Appreciation given by Living Etc magazine to IVANKA at 100% Concepteurs London 2010 for FLASTER modular tiles.

“EDIDA 2009/2010 - Flooring of the Year”
"Flooring of the Year" category winner of the Hungarian leg of Elle Decoration International Concepteurs Awards with FLASTER modular tiles.

“Hungarian Design Award 2009 – Product category”
Special Award from the Ministry of Education and Culture – State Secretariat for Culture, in "Product" category for SEEYOU Gravestone.

“Palermo Concepteurs Week Award 2009” 
The Award was assigned to IVANKA and designers Ákos Maurer Klimes and Péter Kucsera for their project SEEYOU Gravestone.

“Construction Industry Award of Merit 2008”
Construction Industry Award of Merit for Krüll-Ung Office Building.

“Hungarian Design Award 2007”
Finalist, exhibited work – AEROM CONCRETE SOUND, high end loudspeakers.

“FORMareFORM 2003”
In 2003 IVANKA received the Award of the Hungarian Concepteurs Council for the most creative and innovative Hungarian design furniture. Founded by the Hungarian Patent Office and being adjudged every year within the scope of “Hungarian Contemporary Furnitures” representing modern Hungarian furniture, home accessories, lifestyle concepts.


PASSAGEN '17 2017 Cologne, Germany 17-21 January
MIAMI DESIGN WEEK 2016 Miami, US 30 Nov - 4 Dec
CHICAGO COVERINGS '16 2016 Chicago, US 18-21 April
MILAN DESIGN WEEK @ Tortona Design Week - KUVARO 2016 Milan, Italy 12-17 April
MILAN DESIGN WEEK @ Spazio Rossa Orlandi - IVANKA QTZ CONCRETE LIMITED EDITION 2016 Milan, Italy 12-17 April
MILAN DESIGN WEEK @ SUPERSTUDIO PIÚ Gardens - 'The Sound of Textures' by IVANKA 2015 Milan, Italy 13-19 April
MILAN DESIGN WEEK @ Temporary Museum for New Design - The Water of Life Project 2014 Milan, Italy 8-13 April 
Design Days Dubai 2014 Dubai UAE 17-21 March
SUPERBRANDS - LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2013 London, UK 19-22 September
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2013 Milan, Italy 9-14 April
TranoÏ Paris - Paris Fashion Week 2012 Paris, France 28 Sept - 1 Oct
MILAN DESIGN WEEK / Anatomia Del Design 2012 Milan, Italy 17-22 April
Lakástrend – MadeinHungary / Jewelry of the year 2012 Award exposed 2012 Budapest, Hungary 2-4 March
Made in Hungary PLUS 2011 Delft, The Netherlands 24 Nov - 22 Dec
hg.hu Design Award Exhibition 2011 Budapest, Hungary 7-16 Oct
Couleur Locale at Design Terminal 2011 Budapest, Hungary 30 Sept - 1 Nov
5EN AZ ÖTKERTBEN – Budapest Design Week 2011 Budapest, Hungary 29 Sept - 1 Oct
TENT London 2011 – London Design Week 2011 London, UK 22-25 Sept
IVANKA at N.o.A. Showroom – Milan Design Week 2011 Milan, Italy 11-17 April
Lakástrend és Design Kiállítás, Mu0171csarnok
– flooring installation for Code-Decode
2011 Budapest, Hungary 4-6 March
Lodz Design Festival MAKE ME! EXHIBITION 2010 Lodz, Poland 14-30 Oct
Concrete Wearables – Budapest Design Week 2010 Budapest, Hungary 8-14 Oct
100% DESIGN LONDON – ITD Hungarian National presentation 2010 London, UK 23-26 Sept
HIDDEN HEROES 2010 + Oscar Niemeyer Homage Exhibition with IVANKA at ZonaTortona 2010 Milan, Italy 14-19 April
GreenEXPO 2010 Budapest, Hungary 19-21 March
IAESTE INSIDE - Innovative Steps in Development 2010 Budapest, Hungary 16-18 March
Budapest Design Week 2009 – AFTERLIFESTYLE 2009 Budapest, Hungary 2-11 Oct
Real-World Laboratory Central European Design at Wienna Design Week 2009 Vienna, Austria 1-7 Oct
Real-World Laboratory Central European Design 2009 Kortrijk, Belgium 19 Jun - 2 Aug
Palermo design Week – invited guest, exhibitor 2009 Palermo, Italy 25-31 May
Real-World Laboratory Central European Design iSaloni Milano –Salone Satellite 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia 28 Apr - 31 May
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2009 2009 Milan, Italy 22-27 Apr
Europe XXL 2009 Tourcoing, France 3 March - 6 Apr
IMM Cologne 2009 – DESIGNSPOTTER Stand invited exhibitor 2009 Cologne, Germany 19-25 Jan
Biennale Internationale Design St.-Étienne invited exhibitor 2008 St.-Étienne, France 15-30 Nov
EU Gateway to Japan Construction materials Trade Mission 2007 Tokyo, Japan  
Lakástrend és Design Kiállítás, Mu0171csarnok Hometrend and Design 2007 Budapest, Hungary  
ELLE Décor Christmas Tree Show designer: Sütu0151 Kata 2006 Budapest, Hungary  
Sneaker Pimps – Touring sneaker show 2006 Budapest, Hungary  
Lakástrend és Design Kiállítás Hometrend and Design, Palace of Arts 2006 Budapest, Hungary  
EU Gateway to Japan Building Materials Trade Mission 2005 Tokyo, Japan 12-16 Sept
Interior Lifestyle EU Gateway to Japan programme participant 2005 Tokyo, Japan 21-25 Jun
Wohnen & Interieur 2005 Vienna, Austria  
Lakástrend és Design Hometrend and Design, Palace of Arts 2005 Budapest, Hungary  
Wohnen & Interieur 2004 Vienna, Austria  
Lakástrend és Design Hometrend and Design, Palace of Arts 2004 Budapest, Hungary  
Lakásmu0171vészeti és Belsu0151építészeti Szakkiállítás’ 2003 Kecskemét, Hungary  
First Hungarian Street Furniture Fair 2003 Miskolc, Hungary  
Wohnen & Interieur 2003 Vienna, Austria  
International World of Furniture Mai Magyar Bútortár 2003 Budapest, Hungary  


Sponsor of SZGM “Dante Empire” Dante Live Style event
IVANKA provided flooring tiles installation for the presentation of the artist Szu0151ke Gábor Miklós at Lalástrend és Design 2012 Exhibition, Millenáris B Hall, Budapest

Partner of Budapest ArtMarket 2011 – Monolith Artspace presents ‘mauvais garcons’

Partner of Budapest Art Fair 2010 – Monolith Artspace presenting SFMOMA
IVANKA Studio and Concrete Company (www.ivanka.hu) has been asked to create a monolithic installation for MONOLITH ARTSPACE presenting SFMOMA San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art during the Budapest ART.FAIR 2010 at Palace of Art / Mu0171csarnok in Hungary, for the first time.

Organizer and sponsor of ‘SARGI – The first exhibition of my life’ event

Sponsor of Critical Mass
Green Bikes For Peace Project: International cycling tour through 5 countries with Cultural and environmental programs at the stops of the tour

Partner of Budapest Design Week 2008
Main partner organizer, sponsor and official inviting party of Marcel Wanders special guest star designer.

Sponsor of WAMP NL
No Limit: 3 day-long WAMP Dutch Festival with Dutch designers 22-24th February 2008

Sponsor of KÉK
KÉK Kortárs Építészeti Központ Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center.

lectures, workshops and other events

InCube lecture for MOME students 2015 Budapest, Hungary 27 Oct
AmCham Conference - Business Meets Government Summit - „10 in 10: How to Make Hungary More Competitive?” - Roundtable discussion on Innovation 2015 Budapest, Hungary 27 Oct
MOB120 – introducing the Water of Life/RainHouse project to the International Olympic Committee 2015 Budapest, Hungary 14 Dec
FORBES FLow Innovation Business Festival 2015 Budapest, Hungary 20-21 May
BUDAPEST DESIGN WEEK (IVANKA Programs at Design Week Budapest 2014: Material Workshop by IVANKA and AIAIÉ, C3 Atelier Conference, Roundtable discussion about Design, Fashion and Technology, New IVANKA products in Ligne Roset showroom, CEFD - VIP Lounge, NONONSZENSZ Exhibition in Bank Center) 2014 Budapest, Hungary 3-12 October
IVANKA on SZIGET FESTIVAL - ART ZONE 2014 Budapest, Hungary 10-17 August
GO.+ Showroom opening 2014 Ibiza, Spain 24th July
Going Global Conference (IVANKA is going global! - presentation held by Andras Ivanka) 2014 Budapest, Hungary 6th May
Valley of Arts in Kapolcs - roundtable discussion 2014 Kapolcs, Hungary 31st July
Visit of Michigan State University MBA Students 2014 Budapest, Hungary 24th June
defo labor Design Nyelviskola (Design Language School) – TERMÉK LÉTREHOZÁS-KOMMUNIKÁCIÓ- 2012 Budapest, Hungary 24 May
StartUP Underground Conference – invited Lecturer 2012 Budapest, Hungary 8 March
StartUP Underground V.I.P. Est – invited Lecturer / Succes Stories 2012 Budapest, Hungary 7 March
HOLCIM ‘100 years’ Anniversary Conference – lecture IVANKA, the aesthetics of concrete 2012 Budapest, Hungary 2 March
Ajándék Terminál – Christmas Shop and Auction 2011 Budapest, Hungary 8-18 Dec
XXII. CEO Summit (XXII. vezérigazgató találkozó) – gastro roundtable 2011 Röjtökmuzsaj, Hun 12-14 Oct
Design and Innovation Conference – lecture 2011 Budapest, Hungary 6 Oct
IVANKA Concrete Design Award Cermony 2011 Budapest, Hungary 28 Sept
Lafarge Strabag Királyegyháza Cement Plant inauguration – lecture 2011 Királyegyháza, Hun 15 Sept
Lecturer at KREA Art School 2011 Budapest, Hungary 14 Sept
Látszóbeton Konferencia 2011 Debrecen, Hungary 19 May
Youth On The Move – roundtable 2010 Budapest, Hungary 9 Oct
Workshop lesson for Moholy- Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) DLA Training 2010 Budapest, Hungary 3 March
IVANKA Open Studio Day 2009 Budapest, Hungary 6 Oct
Lecturer at KREA Art School 2009 Budapest, Hungary 15 Sep
Pointzero Roundtable 2009 Budapest, Hungary 7 May
Lecturer at IOB TU Delft 2008 Delft, The Netherlands 28 Nov
Pecha Pecha Kucha Night Budapest Vol.09 Presenter Special Edition – Design 2008 Budapest, 6 Oct
’Dirty Hands’ Open day in the factory – IVANKA workshop and prsentations, Bp Design Week 2008 2008 Budapest, Hungary 7 Oct
Presenter at ’Szövetség 39 Design Day’ 2008 Budapest, Hungary 3 Oct
TU Delft Industrial Design Faculty Springtrip workshop 2008 Budapest, Hungary 30 Apr
Change of pace: chance and identity in Hungarian design – seminar and roundtable 2007 Budapest, Hungary 10 Oct
Lecturer at KREA Art School 2007 Budapest, Hungary Sep
Speaker at Design Focus ’Brands at InSpiral’ Hometrend & Design Exhibition 2007 Budapest, Hungary 8 May
Pecha Pecha Kucha Night Budapest Vol.01 Presenter 2006 Budapest, Hungary 15 Dec
Lecturer at „Új utakon” – International Symposium about concrete 2006 Pécs, Hungary 20 Oct
Lecturer at KREA Art School 2006 Budapest, Hungary Sept
Lecturer at KREA Art School 2005 Budapest, Hungary Sept