Kukka is a textile, surface and concept design studio based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Laura Luchtman founded Kukka in 2010 out of love for prints and patterns. Kukka specialises in designing custom prints for fashion.
Lately my focus has been shifting towards innovative and circular textile design. I feel the need to contribute to a better textile and fashion industry. I hope you do too.
In 2008 I graduated as a Fashion Stylist from Akademie Vogue in Amsterdam. Until April 2015 I worked as an in-house designer for several fashion companies where I designed intimate apparel, accessories, women’s wear and of course prints. Lots of prints!
I enjoy pushing boundaries by exploring and mixing print processes together to create unique designs and collections. I have a soft spot for working with sustainable and slightly rebellious brands.
I love to dive in and immerse myself with information before starting a project. I’d like to know as much as possible about your brand or idea and what impact you want to make. A concept is much stronger when it is built upon your values.
Developing a design concept is just as much fun for me as the designing itself. I base a concept upon trend research, design style and your story. The concept will be visualised through mood boards; showing colours, materials and design elements.
When designing custom prints, I always keep the end product in mind. We’ll create a perfect harmony between your products and my designs.
09.2011 – 11.2011 · Bring it On · group exhibition · Ship of Fools art gallery · The Hague
07.2016 · FashionClash Festival · designer market · SAM Decorfabriek · Maastricht
01.2017 · reVISIONing Textile · group exhibition · Schatjes art + events · Amsterdam