Leif.designpark, a Japan-based design studio consisting of Takashi Ueno, Mamoru Naito and Keizaburo Honda, has been designing products in a variety of natural materials, with a specific emphasis on wood since 2006.
Leif.designpark holds monozukuri (the art of traditional craftsmanship) in high esteem, and values the warm, playful relationship between a product and the user, as well as the comfort of the space where the two enjoy interaction. Their aesthetic is a result of applying monozukuri to the construction of modern designs to give the products a connection to traditional Japanese culture. The team works on a range of projects including interiors, art and product design. Their designs convey an artistic use of natural materials in sensuous forms.
Since 2008, De La Espada has manufactured and distributed select designs from the Leif.designpark portfolio. De La Espada applies nearly two decades of experience working with solid wood to realise each design through premium natural materials and expert craftsmanship.