LüTZCO is a small business located in the Loess Hills of Iowa. I have always been a sucker for functional form. I refer to it as a place where artisan meets utilitarian and neither one steals the show. My 25 years of working in the construction industry has exposed me to a large palette of design preferences. Though I always enjoyed a good project, to be honest, I never set out to make things for others. A leaky pipe and cosmetic remodel are what spawned LüTZCO. I had trouble finding exactly what I was looking for as our remodel neared the decor stage so I decided to build my own pieces. I started by building everything from wall hooks to floating shelves to nosh boards, all the while trying to use locally harvested and milled wood and pre consumer waste. I have found that I truly enjoy the process of creating and am thankful for the experiences that have allowed me to be able to do it.
I completely am drawn to the intersect of rustic materials and modern cleanliness. I love the textures of natural woods paired with the smooth lines of acrylic sheet goods and the industrial feel of metals. I strive to create pieces that are utilitarian in purpose while staying rooted in modern design and artistic form. When taking photographs I try to keep them simple, to the point and not overly produced. However, sometimes I just can't help but add a pop of color or visual blur to a photo. The freedom to think, design and make without boundaries has been a joy for me. I hope that this joy is visible in what I do and that you find some inspiration of your own in the simple design and genuine photographs here at LüTZCO. I thank you for stopping by and for your interest in small scale makers like myself and the original goods and wares we have to offer. -D.C. Lutz