Lalaya Design is a company based in Toronto that is specialized in custom, hand-made home furniture. It was founded in 2017 by Hanae Baruchel.
In Brazil, lalaya is a common musical phrase. The word has no specific meaning. It is simply what singing sounds like. Our company finds inspiration in this musicality; in lightness, harmony and playfulness. Each object has an onomatopoeic name to bring these attributes out.
Concrete and steel - the main materials we work with - can seem at once lighter and heavier than they initially appear. At Lalaya Design we play with the surprising malleability and versatility of these materials.
Out of seeming dullness emerges uniqueness & beauty.