Oscar, Bobby and Rufus are happy, carefree dogs that were drawn by Hans Bølling in 1953. Their bodies move in such a way that they can do everything a normal dog does: sit, shake, roam muzzle in the wind, observe carefully what surrounds him or even be bored after his master who has been absent for too long. The details of Hans Bølling's dog are highly sophisticated if we take into account its small size: many hours of thought and a lot of cleverness are hidden under its apparent simplicity and its expressive gait so natural.
Material beech and leather (Oscar and Rufus) – walnut and leather (Bobby)
Dimensions Bobby and Oscar H13 x 6,50 cm – Rufus H36 x 17 cm
Hans Bølling's (born in 1931) work is known for its play, humor and wit. A passionate spirit whose practice and products are inspired by creative diversity, Bølling’s interest in architecture drew him back to school for a secondary degree after training as an advertising designer, growing his practice beyond objects to include villas, living complexes and town halls.
Early in his career he began to craft small figures from botanicals as gifts for family and friends. The precision and personality in his objects paved the way for success as he quickly began to sell the wooden figures to stores.
As luck would have it, Bølling shortly thereafter won an award for the designs and invested the winnings into his own carpentry machine. The access to the means of production kick-started the production of Bølling’s now-famous Duck and Duckling in the 1950’s.
Today, Hans still stops by the Architectmade office, checking in on his beloved products.