surface design

Mural Design

Project Scope

a studio statement


For my studio space I wanted to work with colour. The premise was the colour sea green. After finding the right tint of green for the floor, I decided to further combine the colour with other colours in the form of a wall painting.

In addition to a colour statement, the mural also serves as a backdrop for online meetings with (potential) clients and make my studio stand out and be recognisable within fashion hub De Wasserij in Rotterdam.

The Design Process

from small to large scale

Geometric shapes and colour blocks are part of my design signature. Although I usually use these shapes on a smaller scale within textiles and other materials, I now wanted to enlarge them on the wall in a sizeable layout.

I first looked for suitable colours to accompany the main colour sea green. Subconsciously, I chose colours that are part of my brand identity.

Josef Albers colour study by Kukka
Josef Albers colour study by Kukka
Josef Albers colour study by Kukka
Josef Albers colour study by Kukka

Through colour studies – inspired by Josef Albers – I investigated how colours interact and interrelate. Whether they clash or reinforce each other. In these colour studies, you can clearly see how the colours change optically by juxtaposing them with certain other colours.

Based on these studies I determined the colour harmony within the design and I decided to choose a brighter shade of blue, which doesn’t disappear next to the green colour.


Design and Concept
Laura Luchtman, Kukka

Laura Luchtman, Kukka
Marijn Spierings

Portrait Photography
Hannelore Smilde

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