Hans Bolling Oscar The Dog 1953 Wooden Toy Hans Bolling Oscar The Dog 1953 Wooden Toy

    Hans Bolling Oscar The Dog 1953 Wooden Toy

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    ArchitectMade - Hans Bolling - Oscar The Dog 1953
    Danish Wooden Toys by Hans Bolling design

    Designer: Hans Bolling
    Manufacturer: ArchitectMade

    Architect Made Oscar Dog by Hans Bolling, Wooden Toy. Hans Bolling designed "Oscar The Dog" in 1953. This legendary Danish design object has become synonymous with the legendary Danish design style. Designed by Hans Bolling in 1953, Oscar is an elaborately designed dog with a flair for refined simplicity. Oscar The Dog by Hans Bolling is part of the legendary "wooden creatures" collection, which made the architect/designer world-famous. The original Hans Bolling pencil sketch for the desing of Oscar The Dog dates from 1953. Hans Bolling's intention was never to create an exact replica of any animal but to create a playful variation that should be pleasant to hold and make you smile, and the articulated Oscar The Dog certainly does that.

    Oscar was designed with the characteristic joy and care in Hans Bolling's mind, and the little dog is a token of fun and playfulness. Oscar's body can be arranged so that he does everything a normal dog would. He can sit, scrawl, stand, beg or even sulk in the corner if you have been away from him for too long. He is, however, no ordinary dog. The highly specified and elaborate details of Oscar's body add a sophisticated dimension to his form. Every angle, curve and bend has been craftily thought out over the span of a couple of years to convey a highly stylized, yet harmonious aesthetic object. Oscar is an elaborately designed dog with a flair for refined simplicity, which makes you look twice. Oscar's body and head are made out of beechwood and his ears and tail are made of brown leather. His eyes are part maple wood and part wenge wood. Oscar The Dog - designed by Hans Bolling - is a Danish classic wooden piece, a perfect gift for the young at heart! Presented in gift box. Made in Denmark.

    Oscar The Dog from ArchitectMade is part of a collection from wooden animals that were created by the legendary Danish designer Hans Bolling in the mid 1950s. Oscar possesses a pure, modern expression without unnecessary forms. With his timeless designs, he delights young people and grown-ups. Despite the fact that Oscar should not be understood as copy of a real existing animal, it possesses a strong personality full of life: curious and with cute-as-a-button ears it keeps the whole surroundings in his eyes. This is how Oscar from Hans Bolling is placed in the unique limit area between fantasy figures and design objects. Full of soul, humor and handcrafted art it is an appeal to the playful child in each one of us.

    During the course of his lifetime, Danish architect/designer Hans Bolling (Hans Bølling) enjoyed the connection between design and fun like many of his contemporaries including Kay Bojesen. Born in 1931 in a small town of Braband in Denmark, Hans Bolling attended an Art- and Handcraft School originally to become an advertising designer, however some years later he followed his passion for architecture and graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Art Academy. He designed a plethora of art works, ranging from wooden dolls and furniture to villas, living complexes and town halls. Oscar the Dog and his Duck came to life in the 1950s during Hans Bolling's younger years, following the architect's interest in nature and animals. Here he decided to create small figures of animal figurines for his loved ones. Later, after winning an award he received a carpentry machine, which afforded him the opportunity to carve his beloved figures into wood. It is at this point during the Danish spring that the Dog and the Duck, and later its offspring - the Duckling, were born.

    Dimensions: 5" x 6"
    Material: maple and wenge wood, leather

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