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Laauw is a Dutch design label that is founded in 2014 by three young friends with their roots in Waalwijk. The label was born from their passion for the leather craftmanship in their home base Waalwijk. Laauw is inspired by the differences in cultures and characteristics of major cities combined with their love for minimalistic and functional design.

The name “Laauw” is a reference to this love for minimalistic and functional design. Laauw took the challenge to make the urban life more comfortable in an elegant way. Every collection is themed by a major city. By combining the Dutch down to earth mentality with the characteristics of different major cities for each collection, Laauw is creating a global journey.

The home base of Laauw, Waalwijk (southern Netherlands), is famous as the heart of the Dutch leather industry. This region is full of craftsmen who are raised with the passion and love for leather. Laauw tries to continue the honour of crafting leather products, like their grandfathers did, and therefore puts this first at every collection. All the products of Laauw are designed and created in the Netherlands.

Minimalistic, functional, but elegant. That is Laauw


The team

Rob van Ravenstein
Before Laauw was founded, Rob gained several years of experience in the high-end leather and interior industries. During these 5 years Rob has become a true leather expert and effectively uses his knowledge to create the collections of Laauw. He spent his time searching for the perfect design and felt the urge to select quality leather while keeping it at an affordable price.

Dorus Leenaarts
During his studies in Amsterdam and Stockholm, Dorus got inspired by the urban life. In his many travels through cities like New York, Singapore and Bangkok, he experienced the needs of living in cities like these. Due to the fast-paced and busy lifestyle in a city, he realized the need for products that make living in a major city more comfortable in an elegant way.

Joep Janssen
During his time traveling through Asia, Joep encountered many different cultures. His unprejudiced character and his down-to-earth mentaltiy only became stronger during this journey. Once back home in The Netherlands he puts his inspiration and experience of different cultures into Laauw and gave his finishing touch to the brand.


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