Lakes is a design studio based in Los Angeles, California working to develop people, products, and spaces.

Lakes is searching for universality through specificity. Modular systems and programs of products are developed through curious and rigorous studies of material, connection, form, scale, rhythm, and space.

Lakes is searching for the emotional historical. Style and period are transcended through thoughtful meditations on past, present, future, the remembered, and the imagined.

Lakes is Preston Alba, his friends, and his fabricators.

Please send all order inquiries to While limited inventory is typically in stock, most items are made to order with an estimated production lead time of 6-8 weeks. Larger quantities should expect to have a longer lead time and consulting with us on your project schedule is always recommended. Lead time begins once payment has been received.
Customizations and rush orders are available upon request and typically incur an additional fee and extended lead time. Custom and bespoke solution inquiries are also encouraged.

Due to the nature of specialty handmade products, Lakes does not honor any exchanges or returns. Cancellations must be made within 5 business days of order payment.

Shipping and Receiving 

Orders are shipped via UPS and are fully insured for the full purchase value. Tracking information is provided once available.

Damages and order errors must be made within 5 business days of receipt of shipment. Written and photographic records of the damaged packaging and product or order error must be submitted to

Made in California

Lakes products are designed and developed with a considered approach to craft, utilizing both primitive and modern methods where best suited. Our fabricators are masters of their trade and work within a 50-mile radius of our studio in Los Angeles.

Our glass blowing takes place in Culver City, our machining takes place in Santa Paula, and our laser cutting and forming takes place in Ontario. Each piece is then inspected, finished, assembled, and packaged one at a time by Lakes.

Let’s Work Together
Lakes is building upon a decade of experience in design and production across an array of fields: fashion, product, industrial, and interior architecture. Lakes aims to make the most of this past experience while bringing new experiences into the world.
lakes works with select studios, brands and labels to develop products and spaces. from concept, design, development and production lakes aims to help other like-minded entities bring their visions to fruition. if there is an opportunity for collaboration, please reach out. 

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