Amsterdam-based brand Ikku creates future friendly accessories with a beautiful minimalistic aesthetic. Their latest collection features products made out of organic cotton denim combined with vegetable tanned leather. An ongoing search for future friendly materials brought Ikku to Turkey, where they found a 13 oz. heavy organic cotton denim, and to Italy, for premium quality Italian vegetable tanned leather. This combination of two beautiful fabrics matches the sophisticated and sober designs Ikku is creating a name for itself with.
“Leather and denim are remarkably timeless and durable. They both age beautifully as well. Combining the two fabrics creates a subtle block of colours and materials, complementing every wardrobe. All perfect for our aim to make design that lasts”, says Daniel Archutowski, Ikku’s co-founder and designer. The Black & Blue collection combines the mentioned 13 oz. deep dark blue organic cotton denim with a premium Italian leather that’s vegetable tanned in either blue or black. The collection consists of sleeves for different sizes MacBooks, iPad 2 & 3, iPad mini, a neck wallet for iPhone 4 and 5, a card holder, a shopper and a key ring.
Ikku was launched in January 2012, in Amsterdam by friends Daniel Archutowski, Frank Bleker and Janneke Grootings. The word ‘Ikku’ means ‘coming and going’ in Japanese. Which is reflected in a sincere care for where all the materials used for their products are coming from and what lays ahead in the future for our planet. Ikku uses recycled and organic materials to design products that protect the life you create. In their vision it is the laptop that enables one to design and innovate, the mobile phone that carries essential memories and the tablet that allows one to connect with the world. Devices essential in the life you live, and which therefore need proper protection.