MK new textile collection for AQUACLEAN by Mikiya Kobayashi

January 16th, 2018 by retail design blog

MK collection is new textile collection designed by Mikiya Kobayashi for AQUACLEAN.
Mikiya Kobayashi has designed this new collection for Spainish textile company, Aquaclean. Aquaclean’s textiles are special because of their fabric treatment that allows you to clean stains using water only. Aquaclean helps to remove the majority of household stains (wine, ink, sauce, fat, mud, chocolate, cream, etc.) making life easier and giving you more time for the more important things. AquacleanTechnology is an advanced fabric protector for upholstery of all kinds.

It’s a treatment that covers every fibre with an invisible molecular layer that prevents dirt from penetrating the fabric. AquacleanGroup is a fully consolidated company group operating out of Muro de Alcoy (Alicante), Spain. Designing and manufacturing fabrics for many different applications such as sofa upholstery, automotion or footwear, AquacleanGroup occupies a leading market position, standing out for its service and professional expertise, backed by over 50 years of experience in fabric manufacturing. MK collection has 6 different designs available in a wide range of colours.

We present 4 new designs that were inspired from ambients at our daily life and nature, “HIKA” in Japanese it means “Shower of blossoms”, “NOHARA” in Japanese it means “Grassy plain”, “JIU” in Japanese it means “welcome rain” and “MACHI” in Japanese it means “City”, those designs were based on their compatibility with wood furniture, perfect to be used in various environments like hotels, restaurants, clinics and homes. Mikiya Kobayashi also selected two models for this collection, Marina and Invictus.

MK collection is the first collection that Aquaclean made by external designer and is the main collection for the Japanese market. Mikiya Kobayashi has followed this project in all its phases. He visited the Aquaclean factory in Valencia where he met aquaclean’s employees and he saw their techniques and technology. He didn’t designed just the fabrics, he also designed the catalog and the image book. The photoshooting took place at the Viccarbe showroom (Valencia), Spain. This collection was officially presented at the Spanish embassy in Tokyo.

Design: Mikiya Kobayashi
Photography: Eduardo Peris Castro

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