He is a badass jazz drummer and in his wood shop Peter brings his own designs to life and restores the very finest in Danish furniture design. We talked to Peter about what drives him in his everyday work-life and his inspirations.
I think, that I have always been naturally interested in materials and things – buildings, clothes, crafts or furniture, which is my trade. Things that have a quality or a form that would separate it from the ordinary stuff and give you some sort of appreciation and respect for the work that has been put into it.
As a matter of fact, I think that it is a matter of style. Not in the sense of fashion or whatever is popular at the moment – but the things from popular design culture that live on and become sustainable design. For me timeless style is a real driver and what defines quality design and personal expression.
I remember, in my younger years, my favourite drummers and musicians in general where the ones with personal style and authenticity – in way they played, the way the dressed and behaved. The same is the case for skateboarding which has been a big part of my life for many years. Skaters who ride with true personal style and define tricks signature style has always impressed me more than some crazy one hit bangers or wildly technical trick.
What we pass on is quality
I prefer when design and functionality are two sides of the same coin. This goes for my home, the furniture I live, and the clothes I wear.
Honestly, my beliefs on style, materials and functionality has not change that much in my adult life. In this sense I might not be the most modern or progressive person. But I do think that have learned my lessons about what works in the long run. These lessons are probably at the very heart of what I do and what I try to pass on. This goes for my work but in fact also artistically when I play and on a personal level as advice to my son, family and friends. What is worth passing usually have a quality and a meaning to it, I would say.