'Beak Birds' by Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen – Warm Nordic

'Beak Birds' by Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen – Warm Nordic


Maker: Warm Nordic | Denmark
Designer: Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen | Denmark
Year: 1961

These charming teak birds, each with there own character and personality were created in 1961 by Danish designer Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen. Not only was he a pioneer in the field of Nordic lighting design, he was also at home in the carpentry shop, and Beak Birds is the endearing result of the designer’s experimental, creative approach to the world.

The Beak Birds were re-discovered recently in the attic of Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen’s family home. They now form part of his design legacy thanks to the close collaboration of Warm Nordic and his immediate family. These iconic birds will bring a smile to your face and add a Nordic touch to any modern décor.

Each bird is unique and finds its ultimate expression in the individual piece of top quality teak wood. The look of teak varies greatly. It is a material that changes over the years, acquiring grace and patina.

- Award Winning Designer
- 20th Century Design Icon
- Made in Denmark
- Available in four styles

- Tall Heron - W 19cm, D 5.5cm, H 36cm
- Low Heron - W 20.5cm, D 5cm, H 19cm
- Awake Snipe - W 18.5cm, D 5.5cm, H 13cm
- Lazy Snipe - W 14cm, D 7.5cm, H 15.5cm

- Solid Oiled Teak on Smoked Oak Base

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Made by Warm Nordic

Warm Nordic is a Danish company that celebrates the rich history of mid-century Scandinavian design alongside work from today's leading Scandinavian designers. The curated selection of furniture, lighting and design objects exude the warm, informal mood that for centuries has been the very essence of Scandinavian design.

All designs, whether classic or new, cultivate the essentially timeless Nordic spirit. Warm Nordic embraces Nordic beauty, understanding of materials and traditional craftsmanship.

I hope that many people will be delighted with this integrated, curated universe, which expresses the warm, informal mood so typical of Scandinavian design.
— Frantz Longhi | Warm Nordic
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Designed by Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen

From the 1950s onwards, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen defined cutting edge modern lighting during the heyday of Danish furniture design. He would sketch ideas on everything: envelopes, theatre programmes, even tram tickets.

As a licensed ornamental metalworker, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen possessed an experimental, yet balanced understanding of materials, creating innovative, high quality lamps with an international but distinctly Nordic look.

In consultation with Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen’s family, Warm Nordic is upholding the legacy of this great lighting designer and will regularly launch more House of Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen iconic lamp designs.

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