After graduating from the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven, Lukas Peet returned to his hometown Vancouver to start his own company ‘Lukas/Peet Design’ working in product, interior, and graphic design. In 2014 he received the first ever RBC Emerging Designer Award.
Lukas, please describe your most valuable possession?
My father is a goldsmith and he made a ring for me. Along with my brother (also a designer) and father, the three of us have them, they are 18k gold and designed specifically for each of us. On many levels, it is the one thing that I cherish most.
What is your perfect aesthetic moment?
I am truly happy with a design when the scale, material,
How do you motivate yourself?
The initial inspiration or interest in a project can come from many different areas. In saying that, my main motivation is to create new designs that are functional, pure in idea and execution, and ultimately new. I strongly believe that anyone who is creative should strive to make new things, to push themselves, to take it further than what already exists and not just a version of a version or slight evolution of the current.
The most inspiring book you’ve ever held in your hands?
I m really inspired by technical books, either explaining a fabrication technique, process or material. Or resource books containing hardware or tools. I generally produce all of my initial prototypes by hand and rely heavily on materials, craft, materials and tools to realize my ideas.
What is the meaning of life for you?
To push myself further in my passions and to find happiness in my work and the people and places around me.
Is there a song or record that moves you to tears?
No, I haven’t heard one yet.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Take more holidays and time to relax.
Did you have a favourite activity as a child?
When I was very young growing up, I would sit at the table in the living room that my father had made, it was constructed in a way that
The most beautiful place in the World?
I was very fortunate to grow up in the very beautiful Rocky M
What would you change if you had super powers?
Slow time down.