Likapa Design

Vicenza (It)
Vicenza (It)
University / School:
naba - nuova accademia di belle arti, milano
Production Location:
100% Handcrafted in Italy
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Collection – Design Through Haiku / 2016

“Haiku” is a form of Japanese Poetry. It is short, raw, deeply related to nature and evocative. According to The Ancient Japanese Almanac or calendar, one year is divided in 72 almost equal pieces. So, I created 72 pieces of accessories, including 9 items for all of the following categories: handbag, scarf, armband, hair needle, bracelet, necklace, earring and ring.

Each piece of the collection is referred to a haiku and to a specific place in the seasonal cycle (corresponding to one of the 72 parts of the year). As the earth and the other elements of nature changes, my pieces change too. For example, in spring they are vigorous and full of details, while in winter they are plain and minimal. I wanted to follow Haiku and its most influential underlined philosophy, Zen, also in the selection of the materials. Therefore, not only I chose natural materials but also I connected them to the five elements of nature according to Zen philosophy. For the production, I used several techniques such as: wood banding, wood carving, tea dying and so on.

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Likapa combines the innovation of an unique design, contemporary and non conventional, with traditional techniques and materials. Likapa produces using only natural and biodegradable materials, 100% handmade. Do you want to have a Likapa accessory? Are you just curious to know more about it? Do you want a customized production? Or you want to know if we can work together in a common project? In any case: contact me! :-) Likapa is a brand designed and produced by Hazal Kurtulus, Turkish designer with a multicultural experience, divided between Turkey, Japan and Italy. Hazal is a graphic and fashion designer who collaborates with companies and private clients.