Monica Graffeo

Born in Pordenone in 1973, she attended experimental classical “Liceo” and then “Scuola Italiana Design” in Padua. She first worked with F. Boscariol, and then with G. Centazzo of Valcucine. In 1998, she became freelance and started working with Kristalia. From 1996 to 2004, she worked at “Scuola Italiana Design” in Padua, as an assistant and then as a lecturer.
In 2003, she won first prize at Young&Design 2003 for her Boum chairs, produced by Kristalia in 2003. In 2004, she won second prize at Y&D 2004, with her Mints chair, produced by Arflex Int. in 2004.

is the coming together of three different personalities, sharing a passion for colour and the desire to experiment and cause sensations.

Three designers, who intend to experiment in their work, with a research project aimed at exploring empty, ethereal, and evocative objects. Using a combination of repeated technical materials, they create interlacing and reflected transparencies, recalling a sense of lightness and absence
Gianpiero Gai


Luca Nichetto

Born in 1976, Luca Nichetto belongs to the last generation of Italian designers. He studied Industrial Design at the University Institute of Architecture of Venice. Since 1998, he has designed decorative objects, lighting systems, and house accessories. Moreover, he is specialized in graphic and web design.
Since 2001, he has been a consultant for one of the best companies in Italian lighting systems, leading the search for new materials and collaborating with the product development.
In 2002, he held lessons for the course "Glass and plastics materials" in the School of Industrial Design of Treviso (Italy).


POLKA is Marie Rahm and Monica Singer (both *1975).
We were working on projects together since we met at university in Vienna. We studied product design at the University of applied Arts in Vienna and the Royal College of Art in London.
In 2004 we founded the designlabel POLKA as basis for our cooperations.
POLKA is about designing objects, experiences and services.
POLKA regards everyday life phenomena as their project's fuel.
To discover the beauty in the banal, the extraordinary out of the ordinary
is the aim.We show shifting points of view, we like to surprise and carry on the ease of life forward on the way to create 'product pleasures'.
POLKA works in the field of product- and visual design.
Clients of POLKA include MINI/BMW-Austria, ONE Telecommunication,
Eybl, International, Herend, Innermost UK.
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