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Optimist and Pessimist

By ArchitectMade


  • Description

    Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Hans Bølling created both of the two characters having been inspired by his co-workers, who were like night and day, yin and yang, truly exact opposites. There is, however, a bit of each in all of us. The Optimist and the Pessimist remind us of this quality within us and together they create a stability much needed in the every-day life.

    What is more, both characters can express much more than positivity or negativity. The Pessimist features droopy eyes, while the Optimist has a big smile on his face and both feature bendable arms that can exclaim in joy or lower in frown.

    Whether you are one or the other, the Optimist and the Pessimist express the possibility of change of your perception, depending on your current state of mind.

  • Technical Info

    The Optimist and the Pessimist are handmade out of the teak wood with a teak oil.The arms are made of woven cotton with copper wiring inside

    The Optimist has light and the Pessimist black hair made out of luscious remarkably soft rabbit fur. The eyes are inserted of maple wood and ebony.

    Height: 11.5 cm

  • 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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