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Vedel Bird was designed by architect Kristian Vedel in 1959.
Vedel designed an entire family of Birds, children, parents and grandparents. The birds are still handmade in Denmark in natural or smoked oak, that has been aged 15 years. By tilting their heads in virtually any direction, the Birds can express every frame of mind – happy, sad, curious, alert. The bodies can be turned upside down to play with dimensions.
Point of view and empathy define the work of Kristian Vedel. Greatly influenced by Kaare Klint, the father of modern Danish furniture design, as well as the German Bauhaus school, his now-classic modern designs are characterized by a creative use of materials, especially plastics and wood, and with a strong sense for ergonomic and functional requirements.