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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
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