RAAK is a multidisciplinary design studio founded by designers Kasper De Backer and Robrecht Lambrechts in 2015.
Their work is based on exploring personality, the use of materials, technology and craftsmanship. An exploration where functionality, durability and comfort are the prime elements. RAAK creates contemporary products, spaces and digital experiences for a diverse range of clients.
Kasper and Robrecht grew up in Leuven. Together they studied industrial product design at the University college of West-flanders, where they both developed their own approach on design.
From early on Robrecht was interested in creating. During High School he went to study Art and Architecture, continuing the search for his passion. When he decided to study Industrial Product design he came in contact with all the different assets of Product Design.
Later on he went to New York City with great motivation to grow as a designer. During his stay he worked at Atlason, a multidisciplinary design studio in Manhattan. There he apprenticed an understanding in the relationship between objects and people in order to create valuable products.
Kasper has always been fascinated with the objects surrounding him. His approach is characterised by intuition, combined with industrial knowledge and an esteem for pure and tactile materials.
Whilst still a student Kasper had the opportunity to work at Doshi Levien, an internationally acclaimed design studio based in London. This experience helped him to hone his feeling for textures, proportions, colours and materials.
All our work relations are based on closely working together with a wide range of clients across Europe. Our main goal when cooperating is to translate the clients ideas and requirements to functional manufacturing-ready products.