Petra grew up in Sweden with artistic ambition, drawing inspiration from her great grandfather- an entrepreneur, keen painter and photographer. Being from a supportive family of doctors, she got her first commission illustrating medical journals.
Having gained skills assisting illustrators in the early 90’s, an urge to engage with art in new mediums brought her to London to study fashion at Central St Martins. She started getting commissioned by design-led publications like Elle & Vogue.
She assisted Sherald Lamden, an eye opening time bridging art, music & fashion. She realised her real passion was in art, exhibitions followed.
With entrepreneurial drive she created fashion/ accessory brands Rosetta & Bo-bags in the early 2000’s. Later turning her attention to paper goods and teamed up with StudioThomson to create the Cosmos range of paper products.
Atelier is a showcase for Börner’s art. She explores her work through a wide range of media- the last few years also as ceramics.
Cosmos is a unique collaboration between Petra Börner and StudioThomson, London.
The collection of paper products are all made in England and feature Petra's classic linear cut paper artwork, originally created for a solo exhibition, Cosmos, in 2008.
Petra's artwork fuses traditional universal motifs with bold contemporary lines, appealing to children and adults alike, crossing boundaries of art and fashion.
The inspiration to creating the range of cards and envelopes derives from a life-long passion for letter writing, with hours spent decorating the envelopes before posted.