Architectmade Discus Bird
  • Architectmade Discus Bird
  • Architectmade Discus Bird
  • Architectmade Discus Bird
  • Architectmade Discus Bird
  • Architectmade Discus Bird
  • Architectmade Discus Bird

Architectmade Discus Bird

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Hand painted vs. natural veins

Hans Bølling created Discus Birds in 1961. The birds are shaped as a discus and are made in hand painted pinewood. The painted parts represent the colorful plumage of the bird, whereas the chest of the bird remains unpainted; revealing the natural qualities of the wood. The beautiful veins of the wood contrast the painted parts of the birds.

The birds come in a family consisting of four members that can be placed in line in the window or on a shelf. The signature of Hans Bølling has been laser-engraved in the bottom of each bird. Personal and humoristic signature Hans Bølling was inspired by the parrot and this led him to create the Discus Bird. The parrot is Hans Bølling’s favorite bird and throughout his career as an architect he marked all of his architectural drawings of buildings, town halls, villas e.g. with a discrete parrot hidden in the background. This personal and humoristic signature has found its shape in The Discus


Hand painted pinewood

Size Description

Small - Blue: 10cm
Medium - Blue: 17cm
Large - Red: 20cm
Large - Grey: 21cm

  • Hans Bolling

    Hans B?lling was born in 1931 in a small town of Braband in Denmark, he attended an Art- and Handcraft School originally to become an advertising designer, however some years later he followed his passion for archi-tecture 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 the 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.
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