Piotr the Bear
studio in Stockholm, Sweden
Mikael Gröndahl, visionary and artisan behind Piotr the Bear, designs the most unique and elegant kitchen knife storage solutions in the world. Crafting each piece by hand at his Stockholm studio, Mikael marries simple, classic design with beautiful, natural and function-first materials, providing chefs and home cooks with objects that both protect, and boldly display, fine chef knives. Locally sourced hardwoods are stained to produce striking finishes. Leather provides a soft and handsome surface to secure cherished blades. Rare-earth magnets, hidden from sight, hold blades with unparalleled strength. Mikael’s love of chef’s knives and respect for all blacksmiths and makers form the foundation of the functional art he builds.