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La Luz Inc.

株式会社 ラ・ルース

Odawara City in Kanagawa Prefecture is well known for its wooden products along with the neighboring area of Hakone. La Luz, with their head office located in Odawara, was founded by Mr. Hidekazu Aida who was born in Odawara. He loves the nature that Odawara has to offer and he wants to preserve the forest and the sea. After all, Mr. Aida is an avid surfer with 30 years of experience! This heart linked him with the current business. La Luz’s business started with wooden products and continues to grow by the development of a wood working factory. At that time there was another factory struggling to survive. La Luz decided to take over it in 2012 and expanded their manufacturing capacity. They are producing “Hikiyose” tableware series that uses traditional method of the factory. The tableware has a refined minimalist aesthetics and it is well received in Europe as well as in Japan. La Luz uses eco-friendly materials which help in reducing the thinning of forest. A true professional in wood products who values the harmony with nature.

神奈川県小田原市は、近隣にある箱根と同じく、木工製品で名高い地域である。その地に本社を置くラ・ルースは、1994年、小田原生まれの相田秀和さんによって設立された。プライベートでは、サーファー歴30年という相田さん。地元である小田原の自然をこよなく愛し、その海や森林を守りたいという想いが、現在の事業へとつながった。木工製品の受託製造を中心に成長するなか、2012年には、事業存続の危機にあった木地挽きの工場を引き受け、生産体制を拡大。木地挽きの技術を最大限に活かしたテーブルウェア「ひきよせ」シリーズは、木の素朴な味わいを残したモダンなデザインで、ヨーロッパなど海外からも高い評価を受けている。間伐の無駄をなくし、環境にやさしい素材を使用するなど、自然との調和を大切にするラ・ルースは、木のプロフェッショナルであり続けている。

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