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Duck and Ducklings Set, Five Pieces by Hans Bolling

ArchitectMade | Denmark
SKU: AM-320325-FJ-OH
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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.
  • Brand:ArchitectMade of Denmark
  • Country: Denmark
  • SKU: AM-320325-FJ-OH
  • Material: Handmade in Teak Wood
  • Care:Wood is a living material. This means that over time, if the material is exposed to sunlight or high humidity, for example, the color may change slightly as the wood moisture content changes. We recommend wipe with a clean dry cloth and keep out of direct sunlight.
  • Designer:Hans Bølling
  • Dimensions:
    • Duck: H: 7"
    • Ducklings: H: 3.5"
Hans Bølling
Born 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 Bølling'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.
ArchitectMade of Denmark
Architectmade is a theology of precise and beautiful things. Architectmade collaborates with some of Denmarkâ?™s leading architects, families and estates that are willing to share drawings and rare design objects that were created along the way to design mastery.

These are beautiful hand made Architecture made design objects that you'll never tire of looking at. With excellent craftsmanship and high-level quality control, these things are made to stand the test of time, just as when they were first designed. Bring joy and smiles by giving and sharing these important Danish Design objects that can will stand the fads and tests of time and tastes.

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