Crafted with love for the perfect dinning experiences

- La Luz Inc, Odawara, Japan

ABOUT HIKIYOSE

HIKIYOSE from Odawara, Japan


Bordering Sagami Bay to the south and Hakone to the west is a town called Odawara. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Odawara is renowned for its kamaboko fish cakes and traditional woodcrafts. Here too resides La Luz, a woodwork factory. Using the area's natural resources such as cut trees from forest maintenance and timber off-cuts La Luz is able to create timber products that
enhances their intrinsic properties while minimizing waste. By paying attention to the naturally elegant patterns of wood La Luz is able to produce beautifully crafted products. The brand is called 'Hikiyose' which means 'attract together' in Japanese. Just as kamaboko draws on the goodness of fish so does Hikiyose products attract wealth of beauty to your dining experience.

Technique

Innovation through sustainable design


Making of HIKIYOSE

Step 1 :

First of all, timber offcuts are obtained from the forest trimming in Odawara located in western Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Step 2 :

Timber is then further cut into square rods to remove unusable parts such as cracks and knots.

Step 3 :

Timbers are further re-assembled and glued together to form a single board.

Step 4 :

Timber is then cut into a circle shape, which is further cut into 3 curved wheel shape.

Step 5 :

Next we start by stacking the smallest piece to the bigger ones. The second is especially rotated 90 degrees to increase strength.

Step 6 :

Finally, through the hands of skilled craftmen. Our fine product is made, requiring just 1/3 the material of solid wood.

Food for thought, designed with a sense of approach to sustainability in mind.

Please take a look our “making” movie.

Natural resources such as timber offcuts and cut trees from forest maintenance are crafted to enhance their intrinsic properties and minimize waste.

Products

Japanese Cypress


The rich characteristics of Japanese cypress complement Japanese ingredients perfectly, bringing color to your dining table.

Showroom

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Our Marketing Region


We are situated in Singapore.
We focus on marketing our products within the asia pacific region.