Collection by Marianne Colahan

Icons of Danish Design: Wooden Ducklings and Birds


In 1959, a Danish police officer stopped traffic in order to let a young family of ducks across the road. Inspired by the newspaper photographs, Hans Bøling designed duck and duckling figures to playfully commemorate the event. Now icons of Danish design, these birds exemplify the art of handcrafted wood. Click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite models, available in the Dwell Store.

Inspired by the 1959 newspaper photos of a mother duck crossing the street with her ducklings, this wood duck is...
When paired with the larger wooden duck, this charming duckling tells a story.
Designed by Kristian Vedel in 1959, this Large Wooden BIRD from Vedel’s BIRD series was one of the most successful...
A companion to the large BIRD, this Small Wooden BIRD from Kristian Vedel is also available in natural oak wood.