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.
Zoë Mowat operates Zoë Mowat Design, a studio in Montreal, Canada, that focuses on furniture and objects. Zoë’s approach is a sculptural and intuitive exploration of color, material, form and texture that is counterbalanced by a curiosity and desire to create functional objects that can be enjoyed and that can endure.
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.