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Creativity is what Peruvian architect Luis Gomez Siu certainly knows best. When he first moved to Australia he had the idea to furnish his place with cost efficient materials that he could make himself. Now he runs the highly successful Capas Furniture. We talk to him about life, Messina and design.

Your name: Luis Gomez Siu

What you do:  Architecture between Lima and Sydney + handmade cardboard furniture design

Your latest project: Terrace House in Sydney’s Surry Hills

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1. Marcio Kogan

2.  Tom Ford

3.  Olafur Eliasson

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Any timber boat by Italians Riva or Wally

Chair model: Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen

Residential space: Wall-less House by Shigeru Ban 

Commercial space: Arc De La Defense, Paris

Decorative product: Donald Judd’s Stacks [if I could just have one in my living room]

Functional product: My pushbike by Tokyo Bikes 

Handmade good: My timber sunglasses by Shwood 

Mass-produced good: Timber disposable cutlery

Meal: Ceviche in summer

Restaurant: Fasano, Sao Paulo

Drink: Hendricks + Tonic + Cucumber + Cracked Pepper

Bar: Panorama Bar/Berghain, Berlin

Item in your studio:  My Capas Chair 

Piece of technology: iPhone

Historical figure: Alfonso Ugarte

Fictional character: Dr. Schultz played by Christoph Waltz [Django Unchained]

Vice: Messina

Virtue: Treat others the way I want to be treated

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? The art to identify processes and products that have a strong positive impact on your lifestyle

Capas Furniture