ArchitectMade Duck and Duckling By Hans Bølling

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.

Handmade from teak wood by ArchitectMade, the duck and duckling are now iconic Danish designs.

Figures sold individually.


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Hans Bølling was born in Braband in 1931. He established his own workshop in 1955 and was later educated at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Since then, Bølling has enjoyed great success as an architect and he has designed everything from small dolls to villas, apartment complexes and town halls. 

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.