Designer Janis Straupe is one of the finest, brightest and most respected professionals in this area, has worked with woodcarving for more than 30 years.
His works are practically applicable, technically complex, with clean straight lines, geometrically accurate and sharp, without any poetism and ruffles. He plays with form where functionality plays the main role dressed in very exclusive design. Janis Straupe is known for his untraditional point of view, trying to show multilaterism of wood combining functionality and decoration.
Each his work has some special detail, a secret that distinguishes it from another simple everyday object. In every milimeter you can see and feel designer's touch of hand. Reunifying the ancient job skills with modern technology, experienced masters make new samples only in one or few copies, giving the uniqueness that fans of excellent and exclusive design objects will be able to appreciate.
The designer never stops in his development and is always open to various professional challenges. Since 1983 he has been participating in different group and personal exhibitions in Latvia and abroad. Jānis Straupe has received several significant awards, including LATVIAN DESIGNERS' SOCIETY'S award “The prize of the year”.