Denmark b. 1964
Simple and raw elegance. Per Sommer's designs are like a clean and crisp Nordic tune. These are tales of time, strength and beauty. With a background as a renowned sculptor, jeweler and blacksmith, designer Per Sommer has a unique respect and understanding of the materials he works with. This is reflected in his honest and simple design, which stands as small aesthetic monuments of indestructibility and raw power. Designer Per Sommer lives and works at Bornholm. All his products are made by hand at the workshop in Nexø. Here the detail is cherished, and two are never quite the same. Per Sommer works primarily in wood and metal. His design bears witness to the powerful encounter between man and nature. A meeting full of respect, fascination and curiosity. Much of Per Summer's design is unique. Sustainable production is given high priority, as is the connection to the local community reflected in the choice of materials. With, for example, recycled timber from old Bornholm buildings and farms, the products have their own story. Functionality and aesthetics play a part in Per Summer's interpretation of Nordic design. The expression is authentic and simple, united in a powerful and raw elegance.