Peter Florjancic: Story of ski-jumping inventor who escaped the Nazis

By Gareth Evans
BBC News

Publishedduration6 minutes agoimage copyrightTina Ramujkic image caption"The inventor must have a calm head, he must always observe everything," Florjancic said

Peter Florjancic, the Slovenian inventor who died last week aged 101, once remarked that even Alfred Hitchcock would struggle to make a film about his life.

He was an Olympic athlete, film actor, author, and friend of the rich and famous. But throughout his extraordinary life he had one chief passion: the everyday.

Florjancic was fixated on inventing ways to make life easier, safer and, where possible, a little more stylish. And while he is far from a household name, his inventions have almost certainly found a place in millions of homes.