Duck by Hans Bølling


Handmade in teak wood, this charming duck captures the essence of Danish design.

In Spring 1959  a policeman in Frederiksberg stopped the traffic in order to let a duck family pass. The newspapers published a now-famous photograph of the ducks crossing the road. Inspired by the traffic-stopping duck family, Hans Bølling designed a pair of small wooden duck figures. This is the duck; the duckling is available on a separate product entry. The smooth, wooden curves  of these beautifully made things are simple yet sophisticated and inspire serenity wherever they are placed.

Dimensions of Duck: 18cm high (duckling also available, see separate product entry) Material: Teak Wood. Made in Denmark by ArchitectMade. 

About Hans Bølling

Born in 1931 in Braband, Denmark, Bølling graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Art Academy. He was involved on a very wide range of projects, designing dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls. After winning an award he received a carpentry machine, which gave him the opportunity to carve his beloved figures from wood.