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THE STUDIO

Founder and Designer

fuelled by passion for prints

Bespoke Design

since 2010

Kukka is a textile and surface design studio with a focus on experimental colour and material research. Kukka designs tailor made prints and patterns for brands and manufacturers, with a focus on a sustainable future.

Kukka {KOOK-kah} means “blossom” in the Finnish language. In spring, when nature awakens and trees start to blossom, everything starts with a fresh new energy. Prints and patterns can do the same for your surface; they are one of the most valued tools to make your products come alive.

Manifesto

committed to a sustaining future

Kukka’s vision for a sustaining future is circular, renewable and biobased. By creating thought-provoking approaches to textile design, colour, production and consumption Kukka aspires to change our perception and to open possibilities for a more conscious industry.

Our process

Our services

Selected Clients

past and current

Collaborators

Exhibitions and Fairs

Talks

TV, Radio & Podcasts

Awards, Grants, Residencies

2021

Droom & Daad Foundation · Design grant · project Chromarama 2.0 in cooperation with Tegendraads (work in progress)

2020

Taskforce Fashion 2020 · Residency for Responsible Fashion

Creative Industries Fund NL · Design grant · project Chromarama

Stokroos Foundation · Art & Design grant · project Chromarama

2019

Greenpact Impact Award ·  won by our ACT-students team from Wageningen University & Research for Living Colour research

Creative Industries Fund NL · Voucher foreign presentation · project Living Colour at Future Fabrics Expo London

2018

Future Fashion Pioneers · nomination · by Dutch TV show VPRO Tegenlicht

Bankgiro Lottery Fund · grant · project The Future of Living Materials in collaboration with CoE ArtEZ Future Makers and Wageningen University & Research (WUR)