Bølling designed villas, government buildings and apartment complexes, as well as furniture, but he is probably best known for his 1954 design of The Duck and later its offspring the Duckling.
His teak animals and human forms are highly collectible, including Oscar the Dog, The Optimist and The Pessimist. The Mermaid figure, has been re-released by Architectmade.
From greatdanefurniture.com and panik-design.com
|Oscar the Dog, 1953|
|Duck and Duckling, 1959|
|The Mermaid, 1960|
|The Optimist and The Pessimist, 1963|
In the following video from 2011, Hans Bølling explains how his animals and human forms came about.
youtube.com - greatdanefurniture