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Duckling by Hans Bølling
Duckling by Hans BøllingDuckling by Hans BøllingDuckling by Hans Bølling
ArchitectMade Duckling by Hans Bølling
Designed by Hans Bølling
Item #: AM320
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  • Designer: Hans Bølling
  • Item #: AM320
  • Dimensions: 3.5" H (9 cm H)
  • Material: Handmade in Teak Wood
  • Imagine walking through the busy streets of Frederiksberg in Copenhagen on a sunny day, with pedestrians crossing the streets and cars rushing by, with no intention of stopping.

    This is, however, precisely what it did, for a couple of minutes during one memorable spring of 1959. Having seen a duck family lost in the city, a policeman found the time to stop the traffic just for a moment in order to let them pass across the street, undisturbed.

    This extraordinary and beautiful moment was branded in the minds of the Danes. All newspapers wrote about it and no one could forget the charming duck family. It is from this event that Hans Bølling was inspired to create the Duck family.

    The Duck family captures this exact moment, with all of its serenity and harmony and demonstrates the Danish attention to nature and detail with the ability to appreciate small everyday miracles.
    Hans B&oslashllingBorn in 1931 in a small town of Braband in Denmark, Hans Bølling attended an Art and Handcraft School originally to become an advertising designer, however some years later he followed his passion for architecture and graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Art Academy. He designed a plethora of art works, ranging from dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls.

    The Duck came to life in the 1950s during B&oslah;lling’s younger years, following the architect’s designs of flowers and weeds from the Botanical Garden. Here he decided to create small figures of ballerinas, trolls and musicians for his loved ones. Later, after winning an award he received a carpentry machine, which afforded him the opportunity to carve his beloved figures into wood. It is at this point during the Danish spring that the Duck, and later its offspring – the Duckling, were born.

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