Danish artisan reaches Kickstarter target in four hours – The Post

Danish artisan reaches Kickstarter target in four hours

Crowdfunders supportive of bog oak pen project

The pens are made out of wood dating back to the Bronze Age and solid bronze (photo: Kickstarter/the-langemark-pen)
August 18th, 2015 6:30 pm| by Philip Tees

Gunner Langemark, a former internet consultant who six years ago gave up the laptop in favour of the lathe to become a woodturner, has met his target on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in just four hours, Markedsføring.dk reports.

Langemark, who manufactures pens using wood taken from Danish nature, set up a project on Kickstarter to finance product development. His goal was to raise 35,000 kroner.

“I launched my project at 7.30 pm on Saturday evening and was very excited,” he said.

“By 11.20 pm it was a success. The necessary amount had been reached and my project was ready to move on.”

Langemark will make pens using authentic bog oak dating back to the Bronze Age, which he has salvaged from the island of Lolland in southern Denmark, and solid bronze parts.

Since Saturday a total of 96,110 kroner has been pledged.