Jacob Hermann created the first Twirling Bird in 1958 with a mixture of artistic sensibility and great empathy. The first of many birds created out of the bits of wood and even roots, which he found on the beach at Skagen in Northern Denmark. The basis for Jacob Hermann’s design was wood as a living material with warmth and soul, and he handled each bird many times during the process until it was ready to depart from the carpentry workshop.
In the 1950s, Jacob Hermann’s birds were exported to countries such as Japan, France and the United States via Den Permanente, which was a gateway to the world for the very best of Danish arts and crafts. Warm Nordic has specially selected four Twirling Birds as a tribute to iconic Nordic design that invests modern décor with history and depth.
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The Maker /
Warm Nordic is a Danish lifestyle brand with a focus on designer furniture, lighting and homeware. The company celebrates the rich history of mid century Scandinavian design alongside work from today's leading contemporary Nordic designers.
A curated selection of authentic mid-century design classics are combined with bold modern work, destined to be the New Nordic icons of the future.
The Designer /
Jacob Hermann possessed an innate love of wood and craftsmanship and pursued this love throughout his life. He was born on a farm at Viborg and was a silver medal-winning carpenter’s apprentice in the same area before graduating as a furniture designer from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen and studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts.
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