Architectmade Duck and Duckling

A family of ducks stopped traffic in Copenhagen. We’re serious. It was in the neighbourhood of Frederiksberg in 1959, precisely during rush hour, that a family of ducks waddled into traffic, prompting a policeman to immediately stop all cars and pedestrians so the ducks could cross unharmed.

This charming moment made headlines and wooed the hearts of all Danes, specifically architect Hans Bølling who was so enamoured by the story that he was inspired to create the Duck family.

Hand made from teak wood, the duck and duckling have become iconic Danish designs.

Figures are sold individually.


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Dimensions and details

DesignDuck and Duckling
DimensionsDuck 18 cm - Duckling 9cm
DesignerHans Bølling
OriginDesigned in Denmark
NotePlease note the ducks are sold individually and do not come as a set.