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Architectmade

In 2005, Danish company Architectmade launched with the goal of bringing to light products designed by architects. The company has since begun producing a handful of items from designers of the likes of Poul Kjærholm, Jørn Utzon, Finn Johl, and Hans Bølling, working with the artists, their families, or their foundations to secure the rights to issue or reissue the designs. Here we take a tour through Architectmade's collection.

The Optiminist and Pessimist are playful characters designed by architect Hans Bølling. Bølling was born in 1931 in Denmark and later graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Art Academy. These 4.5-inch-tall, teak toys are meant to remind us about the necessary balance of both characteristics—but more than anything they are just too adorable not to enjoy.

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