Thomas Brido Petersen
Thomas Brido Petersen is something as unusual as a designer who does not work full time as a designer. That makes his design all the more interesting, because it is driven by an inner sense of necessity, not an external brief or agenda. As long as he can recall, Thomas Brido Petersen has loved making things. Having an idea and realizing it. Looking at an object and wondering why the designers did not choose a different approach. Thomas Brido Petersen sees things. Sees alternative ways of making things. Perhaps because his day job places him in a completely different universe, the distance providing an added perspective.
Thomas Brido Petersen believes that the drive to design and to keep at it until the physical product measures up to the idea is an ability and a passion he has always had. Thomas Brido Petersen’s inspiration for products emerges from the chance to improve on an existing solution. From the soft organic shapes of nature. From the manmade edges and constructions we navigate among on a daily basis. And like most other designers, he derives great satisfaction from seeing his designs put to use, bringing pleasure to someone else’s life.