Anchored within the Basque land, the design team digs in the roots of tradition which links them not only to the know-how of the company, but also to Alki's uniqueness.
Alki and its partner Iratzoki create furniture where environmental criteria are at the heart of the project. They create a contemporary universe of products and messages that are both eloquent and authentic.
The collaboration between Alki and Iratzoki and their entry into the world of home and commercial furniture begins in 2005. Through it strong character, the first collection, "Emea", represents the spirit of solid wood and reveals the company's know-how. Alki and the design team continue to offer a contemporary look via the 2009 creations : the KIMUA, LAIA, BIGA, ARIN and NORA collections that are like small concentrates of history and materials.
In the world of design, Jean Louis Iratzoki, who values authenticity over pretentiousness, has succeeded in making pieces that reveal true character, are durable and resist the forces and passage of time.
In 1987, he receives his diploma in Interior Architcture at the School of Boulle and in 1990, he is awarded a degree at the Experimental Design School in Madrid. In 1998, he opens his first work shop in the Basque Country and since then works with top of the line French, Spanish and Portuguese brand names, receiving various European awards.
After studying Industrial Design at Jaume I University as well as in the School of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans, she started her career working for private companies in the fields of product development, interior architecture and graphic design. After several projects on her own, she settled down in the Basque Country in 2008 and she collaborates since then with Irazoki.
Her interest in anthropology combined with her professional involvement, leed her to explore how objects relate to the human experience.
Designer and photographer
Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1953, he studies "fashion design" before becoming a pastry cook. He arrives in Paris in 1985 and studies "industrial design" at the "Ateliers" where he receives his ENSCI diploma.
He works in New York for three years as Gaetano Pese's assistant. Afterwards he finds employment with a design agency in Paris and since then has collaborated his skill and efforts with JL Irazoki. His affinity for the world of photography has allowed him to expand his own world of creation and self expression.
A reinterpretation of the traditionnal straw-bottomed chair.
An exercise on memory for a timeless chair
The result of a work combining materials, sensations and simplicity.
It is the realization of Alki's commitment to eco-conception.
The first "table d'hôtes" in the world that received a star "Michelin"
This XVIIIth century house is the prime setting where Véronique and Arnaud Daguin welcome their guests.