Jean Louis Iratzoki was born in 1965 in the Basque Country of southeast France and currently resides in Basque Country, Spain. He attended the Boulle School for interior design in Paris and studied industrial design at the Escuela Experimental de Diseno in Madrid. Jean Louis Iratzoki is known for his simplistic designs and specializes in product design and artistic management. Iratzoki puts extreme consideration into the environmental and cultural aspects of the companies he works with. His philosophy reflects respect for nature and the use of natural materials. His emphasis on craftsmanship and materials is seen in his wooden chair design, Saski Dining Chair for Alki, which uses no screws or metal.