Kvadrat Haku Fabric
Haku is a coated textile designed by Teruhiro Yanagihara for Kvadrat with a timeless expression. It is highly durable, wipeable, and waterproof, ideal for high-traffic spaces such as hospitality or healthcare environments. Haku comes in 28 shades, ranging from airy neutral hues to more outspoken notes.
The textile incorporates a silicone-coated polyurethane surface on a thin layer of fabric. Unlike conventional coated solutions, this construction ensures that it has an intricate grain and a soft, luxurious hand.
Furthermore, Haku has a sustainable profile. It is REACH, Cal prop 65 compliant, and is made without harmful DMFs or Siloxanes. It is also PFC- and PVC-free.
Japanese-born Teruhiro Yanagihara crosses boundaries and cultures to form encounters between contemporary design and Japanese crafts. His output spans several fields: product design, textile design, interior design, brand creative direction, and art direction.
In 2002, after finishing his studies in furniture design at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan, he established his eponymous studio, Teruhiro Yanagihara Studio, which today has a presence in Japan, Denmark, The Netherlands, and France.
His work features in the permanent collection at the Centre National Des Arts Plastiques in Paris and Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. Furthermore, he was a jury member of the Good Design Award Japan 2020 and the Kokuyo Design Award in 2021.