Lukas Peet left his native Canada in 2005 to attend the prestigious industrial design program at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. After graduating at the top of his class in 2009, Lukas returned to Canada and founded Lukas/Peet Design, which is active in the fields of product design, interior design, graphic design and public space.
Lukas received the inaugural RBC Emerging Designer Award in 2014.
Thom Fougere Studio was founded in the fall of 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. The studio works within various fields of art and design, but with a focus on furniture and products for the home. All projects are characterized by careful research into materiality, history, aesthetics, and functionality. The studio offers full creative direction, furniture and interior design services.
Thom Fougere (1987) studied architecture at the University of Manitoba before working in furniture and product design. In 2011, after his studies in Architecture, he was appointed Creative Director of Canadian furniture design house EQ3 at the age of 24. There he initiated a rebranding of the company including a transformation of the product line, graphic design, photography, interiors and the architectural design of stores. Thom Fougere continues to investigate how we live and interact with objects in our homes, creating pieces that are both subtle and archetypal in form. His works have been shown internationally at the design fairs in Milan, Stockholm, New York, and Toronto.
Scot Laughton was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1962. He studied industrial design at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. In his final year, he designed the Strala light, which Time magazine named one of 1987’s top ten designs. Laughton opened his own practice in 1992 and has designed furniture and products for clients including Keilhauer, Pure Design, Du Verre, Umbra and Nienkämper.
Knauf and Brown
Knauf and Brown is a multifaceted award winning studio, working in a wide range of design categories, materials, and processes. The studio is small and intimate with an extreme focus on the work produced, and the details within those projects. With no particular lust for any one material, the duo are able to utilize that which produces the best outcome for any particular object or space. Knauf and Brown design pieces outside the realm of mass production that allow for the overlap of art and design.
Rainville - Sangaré
Lambert Rainville and Nicholas Sangaré founded their eponymous design office in 2015. Both are industrial design graduates from University of Montreal. They have a scalable approach and work to create spaces, imagine furniture and design products with a special focus towards local industry. Nicholas is also an architectural technologist and Lambert is a design products graduate from the Royal College of Art in London.