Likapa Design

Somewhere between ‘Art and Design

Design Through Haiku

“Haiku” is a form of Japanese Poetry

It is short, raw, deeply related to nature, and evocative. Haiku’s underlying philosophy is Zen, which guided the selection of materials and techniques. The collection is therefore totally created from natural materials and traditional methods. Each piece is connected to a specific Haiku (written by Matsuo Basho), placed in a distinct time in the natural cycle of seasons.

Natural Dyes

Using a traditional natural dying technique, only with pure dried ingredients: aged black tea and moka  coffee. Both tea and coffee were not edible anymore and were upcycled after collecting them from a local spice shop.

Mixing materials

Leather, textile, paper, metal and wood. 5 different natural materials representing the 5 elements of Nature according to Zen philosophy: void, wind, fire, earth, water.

Wood carving

100% handmade by Likapa, using different types of woods for different applications. For example, for bags we used Ayous wood, for rings and earrings Maple wood, for the bracelets and scarfs Balsa wood.


Photographer: Carolina Prieto
Model: Olga Kucharska
MUA: Chiara Nuzzo

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EA- BEL means 'Land-Water' in Sumerian,
the ancient language of Babylon.

Land and water represent fertility and are the main elements forming Nature. The collection evokes the idea of fertility throughout the representation of “Leaves”, which you can see in the patterns. The color schemes derived from the contamination of the elements we mentioned: shades of blue, green, and brown.

Hand painted

Most of the collection’s fabrics is hand painted by Likapa. The wooden parts are hand painted with using coffee powder. 

unexpected cuts

Unconventional lines and style, without extremism. All the pieces are uniquely designed by Likapa.

Wooden Details

Likapa uses a special technique to merge textile and wood without stitching. Balsa wood is hand molded, hand carved and hand painted, providing a simple and light touch to the collection.


Photographer: Carolina Prieto
Model: Nayra Vales
Mau: Laura Manganiello

 Chaotic Atmospheres ‘ s Eroded Leaves used to make digital pattern.


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About LIkapa...

Likapa is a brand designed and created by Hazal Kurtulus, a Turkish multidisciplinary designer.
Likapa offers consultancy services in various design disciplines: from editorial & graphic, to fashion & accessories, to experimental projects, to sustainable design.

Likapa products merges the innovation of a unique, contemporary, and unconventional design with the use of a mix of techniques and sustainable materials, ranging from ancient tradition to bold experimentation.

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