kristian vedel oak bird chubby

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kristian vedel oak bird chubby

In 1959, Vedel designed a small family of wooden birds, which quickly caught attention of the public and became one of the most successful danish wooden products from the 60s. The head can be positioned to create a whole range of expressions- happy, sad, curious etc. The bodies can be turned upside down making it either a male or female. Make from oak. 105mm high x 95mm wide.


Point of view and empathy define the work of Kristian Vedel. Greatly influenced by Kaare Klint, the father of modern Danish furniture design, as well as the German Bauhaus school, his now-classic modern designs are characterized by a creative use of materials, especially plastics and wood, and with a strong sense for ergonomic and functional requirements.

In an interview he famously stated, "The starting point for an architect's work must always be that he, from his own point of view, and as objectively as possible, takes a position with regard to what he perceives as the needs of society and his fellow man; he must personally take a stand with regards to existing possibilities and responsibilities.”

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