Haku by Teruhiro Yanagihara

Haku is a coated textile designed by Teruhiro Yanagihara with a timeless expression. It is highly durable, wipeable and waterproof, and therefore ideal for high-traffic spaces such as hospitality or healthcare environments.

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, as well as a soft, luxurious hand.

Furthermore, Haku has a sustainable profile. It is REACH and Cal prop 65 compliant and is made without harmful DMF’s or Siloxanes. It is also PFC- and PVC-free.

Haku comes in 28 shades, ranging from airy neutral hues to more outspoken notes. These are inspired by the poems in Japan’s oldest poetry book, “Manyōshū”, which rely on traditional Japanese colours to express the spirits of the seasons. Kimonos are dyed in similar tones, following a tradition that goes back in history.

Teruhiro Yanagihara: “People enjoy the colours on the front and back of each kimono. And they enjoy the subtle differences in the tones when the textile becomes translucent in the light.