Hans Bølling Duck – Architectmade

Hans Bølling Duck – Architectmade


Maker: Architectmade | Denmark
Designer: Hans Bølling | Denmark
Year: 1959

Hans Bølling created his iconic Duck and Duckling as a playful tribute to a story in his local newspaper. In 1959 a family of ducks waddled into traffic on a busy Copenhagen street during rush hour. This prompted a policeman to immediately stop all cars and pedestrians so the ducks could cross unharmed. 

Bølling’s now-famous Duck and Ducklings have won the hearts of design aficionado's throughout the world. Each piece is handcrafted from teak and features smooth, rounded forms and exaggerated beaks. They are very cute and elegant, making them a charming addition to a desktop or display area.

- 20th Century Design Icon
- Authentic Licensed Design
- Made in Denmark
- Available in three sizes

- H 18cm

- Crafted from teak

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Made by Architectmade

Danish firm Architectmade is devoted to crafting beautiful and enduring products by famous architects from the 1950’s and 60’s. Many of the now iconic designs were originally made as special gifts for friends and family, these are now lovingly produced by local craftspeople for a new audience.

The legacy of celebrated architects such as Finn Juhl, Hans Bølling, Kristian Vedel and Poul Kjærholm can be seen in the beautiful handmade designs produced by this special company.

Testament to their elegant simplicity and refined craftsmanship, each design has become an icon, standing the test of time and serving as a reminder that in today’s trending world, quality is still timeless.
— Architectmade | Denmark
Hans Bolling Duckling

Designed by Hans Bølling

Hans Bølling was born in Brabrand, Denmark in 1931. His now iconic and much loved work is known for its play, humor and wit. After training as an advertising designer, Bølling’s interest in architecture drew him back to school for a second degree.

Early in his new career he began to craft small figures as gifts for his wife, family and friends. The precision and personality in his objects paved the way for success as he quickly began to sell the wooden figures to stores.

Danish designer Hans Bølling