rruka is a textiles, surface, and product design brand specializing in handcrafting fabrics using rare materials for luxury interior decoration products. rruka designs and manufactures products that fulfill the visions of interior designers.
Handcrafted in the USA
All rruka designs are produced in the United States. Each line is crafted by hand with traditional methods of production using natural and rarely available materials. rruka reinvents traditional designs, generating subtle, textural and transcendent products.
Hand Woven Fabrics
This is a two line design of Luxe fabric and Drawn textiles. The lines are for clients that seek custom textiles for the craftsmanship, complexity and imperfection of hand – woven fabric. Each fabric comes alive with the force of materials and weave structure, creating its own rhythm with depth, texture, colors and dimension of yarns to give new form to traditional woven structure.
The Luxe line is exclusively available to interior and furniture designers on special order. These textiles make use of the best and rare yarns like silky ramie, bamboo, silks, mohair, wool stainless steel, cotton and linen, to create subtle, sophisticated and memorable textiles as upholstery fabrics or curtains. Please request the Luxe fabrics sample book to see more. All designs can be custom colored.
The Drawn Textiles line is exclusively hand – woven to order for selected stores, individuals and decorators. This line is woven with washable fiber including silk – linen – paper and linen – paper yarn for use in application as wall hangings. The Drawn Textiles line uses letters, words and lines to generate simple, clean graphics (work in process). Please contact rruka for purchase.
The lighting line are sculptures derived from my drawn textile line patterns in conjunction with traditional Japanese lighting. They are translated into calculated shapes through the use of rice paper, wood and organic finishes. The lamps serve as sculptural statements by day and evoke city lights by night. Please contact rruka for purchase.
.The object line are decorative items inspired by drawn textile line patterns, using common objects but elevated into iconic references in a graphically playful way. The featured products make use of raw materials such as cotton, wool, linen paper, metallic coated yarn, rice paper, glass and wood. The finished woven items are then framed in solid wood. The little objects are solid wood with an all-natural finish which create a synergy between the materials Please contact rruka for purchase..
Rukayat Mustapha – Widmer studied textile/surface design at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her woven and hand-painted designs were selected for display at The Museum of FIT. After working for Brooklyn – based textile designers, she created her own label in 2011. Rukayat Mustapha – Widmer resides and works in Brooklyn, New York.