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THE STUDIO

Kukka

bespoke design since 2010

Kukka is a textile and surface design studio with a focus on experimental colour and material research. Next to self-initiated projects, Kukka designs tailormade 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.

Founder and Designer

fuelled by a passion for patterns

ARTIST STATEMENT

“With my work I like to make people think. I usually start from research, where I dig into social, cultural or ecological issues. I dissect these subjects and translate them into abstract, graphic simplicity. You have to look for the layers within my work, which makes it exciting. The works are soothing or stimulating, but always in balance.” – Laura Luchtman

Clients and Collaborators

past and current selection

Exhibitions and Fairs

Talks

TV, Radio & Podcasts

Awards, Grants, Residencies

2021

Dezeen Awards 2021 · Design award · project “Chromarama” shortlisted in design category Homeware

European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project · European grant · project “BInc” in cooperation with Living Colour and Vienna Textile Lab (work in progress)

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 for project “Living Colour”

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

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Support us: Vote for Chromarama in the Dezeen Awards 2021 design category Homeware