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Coffee Talk with Craftspeople featuring Monika Petersen



The traditional image of an old man huddled over a workbench, while probably true in some instances, is by no means accurate in my series of coffee talks with craftspeople. While there is no such thing as a traditional craftsman, they are often determined to be the best in their field of craft and have dedicated themselves to a lifetime of learning. Again, I am releasing a new episode of my Coffee Talk with Craftspeople, made in collaboration with Nespresso.

I’ll take you through four episodes visiting four different, very talented, craftspeople. I teamed up with Nespresso and meet each of the four craftspeople taking a different coffee maker and new delightful and recyclable coffee capsules.

While most of us only know most of these creative disciplines from a few tryouts in preschool, a few others have mastered the techniques in order to incorporate them into their practices in unusual and surprising ways.

In this episode I met Monika Petersen in her Copenhagen workshop. Behind her basement shop she creates beautiful artwork every day using her preferred material, linoleum. With inspiration from nature she spends hours cutting into large piece of linoleum creating meticulous patterns, on which she adds color to hand press on high quality papers.

It is so remarkable to see such an, to me, almost forgotten craft being used to create something so beautiful and modern. Monika’s finished prints are shipped and sold all over the world.

Remember all episodes are in Danish, but all with English subtitles, so just make sure to activate it, when you hit play. Now, go make a cup of Nespresso, sit back and enjoy. And please hit that like button and fell free to leave a comment. Thank you.


Paid partnership with Nespresso. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations that I am excited about and that have kept Bungalow5’s doors open.

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