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.
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|
|iSALONI MILANO, SALONESATELLITE April||2010||Milan, Italy|
|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’
Partners: ZOLTAN+ san Francisco, BANG OLUFSEN BEOSTORE, IVANKA
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|
|STRATA PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATION EVENT||2014||LONDON UK||18th September|
|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|