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About Baekgaard


DANISH BORN, AMERICAN BY DESIGN

Introducing a line of men’s accessories that blends classic Danish style and contemporary American design.

In 1951, a young Danish immigrant named Peer Baekgaard came to New York City with $127, a few hand-carved toy boats, and one big dream. With only a limited grasp of the English language—and a tenacity he learned fighting in the Danish underground during World War II—he managed to sell his boats to FAO Schwarz, and a unique giftware business was born.
THIS COMBINATION OF INGENUITY AND CAN-DO SPIRIT LIVES ON IN EVERY PIECE WE CREATE.
Peer’s legacy continues today with a new line of contemporary designs for businessmen and students alike. Peer liked to say he was “Danish by birth, American by choice.” This combination of ingenuity and can-do spirit lives on in every piece we create.


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