#35 - Sounds Heavenly

Discus Bird by Architect Hans Bølling

Courtesy of Architectmade

The team at Denmark’s Architectmade did what they do best: bring to life timeless design icons drawn by some of the most acclaimed architects of all time. In February 2017, the brand launched its Discus Bird in homage to Hans Bølling, Danish architect who studied at the Royal Danish Art Academy.

In each of Hans Bølling’s architectural drawings of buildings, town halls, villas and objects, there’s a small drawing of a parrot sitting, playfully reminding us to smile. This personal and humoristic signature is embodied in the Discus Bird, designed by Bølling in 1961.

Architectmade remains faithful to the original design, so the birds are constructed in the shape of a discus. The painted parts represent the colorful plumage of the bird, while its chest remains unpainted, revealing the natural qualities of the pinewood. Discus Bird comes as a flock of four, and is suitable for display in a variety of settings.


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Erin Gigl is a freelance design and travel writer, editor and artist.

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