Ivanka boast an international client list including Liberty of London, Levi Strauss and Bang&Olufsen. Founded by Katalin and Andras Ivanka, with a head office in Budapest, the group uses concrete in ways that defy the norm.
For the last decade Ivanka have been stretching the boundaries to extremes with concrete furniture and objects, loudspeakers, facade panelling and jewelley. Their latest concrete innovation is a textile based on the aethetic qualities of concrete.
The concrete-like textiles have been two years in the making, and were inspired by Cement Couture, a conceptual range of handmade pieces created for a portrait shoot of the Ivankas for Vodafone lifestyle magazine. The ready-to-wear range is aptly named - Concrete Genezis.
Concrete Genezis garments have a concrete aesthetic and are purely textiles, but the clutch handbags are made from a combination of high-performance concrete and leather.
The group claims that with their extensive knowledge and experience with concrete - the Ivanka "concrete house of fashion" is here to stay.
Ivanka is best known for its Flaster tiles, monolithic exposed staircases and loudspeaker design. Their SEEYOU Gravestone featured in Curve in 2009.