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Reinis Lācis

  • Woodworker
  • Cēsis Municipality, Latvia
  • Master Artisan
Reinis Lācis Woodworker
Latvian, English, Russian
By appointment only
+371 26448493
© Reinis Lācis

The sophistication of simplicity

  • • Reinis makes wooden plates and trays for serving food.
  • • His works are 100% natural without any chemicals
  • • He is a member of the Slow Food movement.

For Reinis Lācis, his hobby developed into a full time job. After the 2008 crisis, he was looking for new opportunities and started to make wooden souvenirs. But he knew that he must create something that no one else was making. So, the concept of making wooden plates, dishes and trays came to life. Reinis is behind the idea, the design and the technical execution of all the works. All the plates and trays are made out of a single piece of wood without using any chemicals, like paint or glue. This makes the plates very eco-friendly and safe for serving food. His secret is the intense thought process behind each work, which helps him to find the perfect shape for each piece of wood that gets transformed into a plate or a tray.

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  • © Reinis Lācis
  • © Reinis Lācis
  • © Reinis Lācis
  • © Reinis Lācis
  • © Reinis Lācis
Photo: © Reinis Lācis
Wooden plate

This wooden plate was handcrafted from Elm wood and finished with linseed oil. Although it is one of Reinis’ first creations, it remains one of his most popular designs.

Width 36 cm
Height 21 cm

Photo: © Reinis Lācis
Elm sink

Hand carved and hand shaped, the Elm sink represented a challenge for Reinis who aimed to create a water resistant yet natural looking piece of furniture. The matt polyurethane finish brings durability and elegance to its surface.

Width 64 cm
Height 14 cm
Depth 47 cm

Photo: © Reinis Lācis

The Obsidian ash wall sculpture was hand carved, charred and polished.

Width 35 cm
Height 58 cm

Photo: © Reinis Lācis

Sumi was hand carved from Ash wood, charred and eventually polished with linseed oil. The design was created especially for this particular one piece of wood, whose rare grain brings natural harmony to the tray.

Width 35 cm
Height 58 cm

Photo: © Reinis Lācis

This food serving tray forms parts of the “Waves” series. It was carved using CNC (a computer-control cutting machine), slightly curved in the middle, charred and eventually brushed.

Width 27 cm
Height 27 cm

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