The French Touch
Born in Southwestern France, Jan de Luz began his
journey as an apprentice cabinetmaker where he
acquired an immense appreciation for the fine
craftmanship. Soon after, while in his twenties Jan
turned his attention to recreating old fabrics by hand
with a restored antique loom. He then found himself
researching with a deep passion, the lost art of Basque
weaving and mantes à bœuf (Basque cattle blankets).
Following his passion has always been essential to the
success of Jan de Luz, leading to his first successful
business; a chain of retail stores throughout France
featuring the finest quality natural-fiber linens
designed and woven in his own workshop.
In 1996, he and his family moved to California and established an
import business for French antiques. Jan lives on the
Central Coast of California with his wife, Brigitte, his
daughter Léhéna, and son Olivier.