Kristian Vedel designed his family of BIRDs - children, parents and
grandparents back in 1959. Though only the small BIRD was set in
production, it quickly became one of the most successful Danish wooden
products from the 50s. Today, the entire expressive BIRD family has been
re-introduced. They are all handmade by a small wood turner in Denmark
who only uses high quality smoked and natural oak wood. By tilting their
heads in virtually any direction, the BIRDs can express every frame of mind -
happy, sad, curious, alert, etc. The bodies can be turned upside down making
it either a male or female.
Whether you are feeling excited, angry or melancholic, the BIRD family is
there to experience it with you. The children, parents and the grandparents all
poses the capability to transform their moods like any human being - just turn
their heads, point up their beaks or reverse their body shape and a whole new
mood is created.
There are no borders to the expressions of the BIRDs and whatever you are experiencing, they want to experience
it with you. Happiest when in groups of other BIRDS, they are vigilant companions to your everyday life.
Smoked or Natural Oak Wood
Child: 3" high (7.5 cm)
Parent: 4.75" high (12 cm)
Grandparent: 4.15" (10.5 cm)
ARCHITECTMADE specializes in the production and promotion of products designed by architects from the 1950’s and 60’s. The architects are characterized by their simple and clean designs, in which form and aesthetics play a key role. The products are handmade in the highest possible quality and are sold in leading design stores throughout the world.
The ARCHITECTMADE Connection
The ARCHITECTMADE collection is comprised of design objects designed by Denmark’s most recognized architects such as Utzon, Kjærholm, Juhl, Vedel and Karpf.
Often these architects' ideas are seated deep within their heart, until finally they see the light of day. According to Kristian Vedel, the ideas from the inside emerged and developed over a period of time until he simply couldn’t help it. He simply had to execute them by bringing his designs to life in order to share his ideas and passion with others.
All of the architects, represented by ARCHITECTMADE, have designed their objects with firm belief in simple and sophisticated aesthetics, while positioning functionality at their core. This process resulted in a clear crystallization and conceptualization of the product in its purest, simplest and most refined form. This is the key characteristic of the essence of Modern Danish design, which all of ARCHITECMADE products encompass.