Based in Stillwater, Minnesota, Mark Petersen founded The Knotty Dane in 2019 when his creative urge to produce wood projects outpaced his wife’s desire to display them in their home.
A son of a Danish immigrant, Mark grew up surrounded by mid-century Danish design, which influences his work. He applies his design aesthetic to create new heirloom-quality twists on traditional objects.
Environmental consciousness is important to The Knotty Dane. Mark also enjoys the hunt for reclaimed, recycled, rescued and remnant hardwoods and employing reused material in his projects.
Mark is trained and licensed as an attorney and makes his real living in real estate investment, although he seems to spend more and more of his time pursuing and promoting The Knotty Dane.