Wednesday, 16 June 2010
BIRDs - Kristian Vedel
These are such beautiful BIRDs by Kristian Vedel.
They are toys for children and adults.
Kristian Vedel' work expresses the natural essence of Danish furniture design and architecture. In contrast to the International Style, using harder, clinical, industrial materials, Danish and Scandinavian Design took a more natural, organic approach. Almost always using wood.
Kristian Vedel designed his family of BIRDs - in 1959.
Though only the small BIRD was set in production, it quickly became one of the most successful Danish wooden products from the 50s.
They are all handmade by a small wood turner in Denmark who only uses high quality smoked and natural oak wood. By tilting their heads in any direction, the BIRDs can express every frame of mind - happy, sad, curious, alert, etc. The bodies can be turned upside down making it either a male or female.