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Valentines views: meet Luke and Mathias

The people we most care about, trust, and rely on don't always have to be the ones we're in a relationship with – in fact, those people often are rather friends than lovers, accompanying us for years, enriching not only our private but even our work life.

With Luke Bereuter and Math­ias Kap­pau­r­er, founders of Vien­nese bar Ton­stube and many oth­er restau­rants, bars, and cater­ing ser­vices, such two peas in a pod seem to have found each oth­er, prov­ing how well work and friend­ship go togeth­er and that spend­ing your days with your best friend some­times doesn’t even feel like work at all. Still, Luke and Math­ias are not shy of being ambi­tious, com­bin­ing their strengths to con­tin­u­ous­ly improve their bars and restau­rants for their cus­tomers, employ­ees and them­selves. Because if your work and pri­vate life already are kind of the same why not embrace it in the best way pos­si­ble – and togeth­er that’s just way more fun.Read what the best friends had to say about com­bin­ing their visions and see­ing the world through each other’s eyes below, as we asked Luke and Math­ias some ques­tions about being friends with work-benefits.

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Luke on Mathias

How did you meet?
Since we’re both from Bre­gen­z­er­wald we always kind of knew each oth­er but not real­ly at the same time. In Vien­na we then both worked at the Naschmarkt and our friend­ship start­ed from there.

What was the first thing you noticed about him?
That he is always in a good mood and has a great sense of humor.

Was there an exact moment you knew this is it – I want to work with him”?
When we start­ed work­ing at Naschmarkt togeth­er I already noticed that we have a sim­i­lar work approach: If you do some­thing do it right”. That’s when I knew that if I’m going to start some­thing on my own I would be with him.

What is the one thing you most admire about him now?
That he is so reli­able. He’s always there when I need him even though that’s not always the eas­i­est thing.

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What is prob­a­bly the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up in the morn­ing?
I think the first thing he does is won­der­ing where he can get some­thing good to eat. I don’t know any­body who can eat as much as him and still isn’t full.

What is the first thing he notices about anoth­er per­son?
Every­thing, Math­ias gets peo­ple real­ly well and always knows what they’re about, he has a great sense for what oth­ers think or feel.

What is one trait that sets him apart from oth­ers?
His approach to life and also to his job. We both work a lot, still Math­ias is always in a good mood and keeps every­thing going.

What have you learned from him?
DJing. Watch out for DJ Käpz”.

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How would he spend the per­fect sum­mer day?
In the Admi­ral Wet­tbüro next to Karl­splatz – with an all you can eat” buffet!

What’s his biggest moti­va­tion / inspi­ra­tion in life?
Me and him have quite sim­i­lar views here. We both real­ly like to work and want to build a sol­id com­pa­ny that pro­vides a good work place for us and our employees.

If he could change any­thing in the world, what would that be?
He would make park­ing in Vien­na free of charge.

How would you describe what he does for a liv­ing?
He always tries to see the pos­i­tive in everything.

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How much do your work life and your pri­vate life inter­twine?
For the last 3 years we basi­cal­ly had no pri­vate life, so there actu­al­ly isn’t any­thing that needs to be sep­a­rat­ed from our work life.

What’s his ulti­mate dream/​goal?
To live in a hotel where some­body cleans after him every­day and he doesn’t have to do anything!

And last­ly: What makes him spe­cial over­all?
We know each oth­er so well know that we real­ly get the strengths and weak­ness­es of the oth­er per­son. We always try bal­ance each oth­er out. That makes us a real­ly strong team and I hope we’ll have a lot of suc­cess­ful years coming.

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Mathias on Luke

How did you meet?
Dur­ing a fun­ny night out in Vienna.

What was the first thing you noticed about him?
His friend­ly behav­iour and his sense of humour.

Was there an exact moment you knew this is it – I want to work with him”?
When I dis­cov­ered that we have the same views on a lot of things.

What is the one thing you most admire about him now?
His cre­ativ­i­ty and that he always tries to make the most out of anything.

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What is prob­a­bly the first thing he thinks about when he wakes up in the morn­ing?
Cof­fee and cigarettes.

What have you learned from him?
To be opti­mistic about the future.

How would he spend the per­fect sum­mer day?
With a sour Radler at Tonstuben-Schanigarten.

What’s his biggest motivation/​inspiration in life?
To build some­thing out of his own strength.

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If he could change any­thing in the world, what would that be?
World peace.

How would you describe what he does for a liv­ing?
Every­day he’s hustlin”

How much do your work life and your pri­vate life inter­twine?
Free time + work + fam­i­ly = Crew love.

And last­ly: What makes him spe­cial over­all?
His per­son­al­i­ty.


Pic­tures tak­en by Luke and Mathias

13 Feb 2017 · neubau eyewear