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Duck & Duckling

By ArchitectMade

£49.00

  • Description

    The Ducks are reminiscent of Danish spring, with mother ducks waltzing proudly around Copenhagen with their young ducklings. One particular spring in 1959 branded this image into the minds of the Danish population, as during the busy days in Frederiksberg a policeman found the time to stop the traffic in order to let a young Duck family pass. It was an extraordinary and meaningful event to the by passers to the point that all the newspapers published a famous photograph of the ducks. This captured moment encapsulates the Danish attention to nature and detail and the ability to appreciate small everyday miracles.

    Inspired by the charming Duck family, Hans Bølling hence designed a pair of small wooden Duck figures, whose souls carry the essence of peaceful and harmonious Danish spring. Their smooth, wooden curvatures are simple yet sophisticated and inspire subdued serenity and harmony anywhere they are placed, just as they did in spring of 1959.

  • Technical Info

    Duck H:18cm
    Duckling H:9cm

    Handmade in teak wood

  • Designer
    Hans Bølling

    Danish architect Hans Bølling (born 1931) has designed a vast variety of works, ranging from dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls. He had his own design studio from 1955. Although he originally attended the Art and Handicraft School, he followed his inner drive and became an architect, graduating from the Royal Danish Art Academy in 1960.

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  • Delivery

    4-6 weeks

£49.00
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