Mermaid by Hans Bolling for Architectmade
At first glance, the Mermaid reminds us of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that most people associate with Denmark. Part woman, part fish, Hans Bølling’s character goes beyond fairy tale and embodies an ethereal, refined feminine aura, her carefully rounded shape and thoughtful lines offering a sense of serenity and wholesomeness.
Think of Denmark and you think of...mermaids? Yes, that beguiling statue overlooking the water - you know, the one of the mermaid sitting upright on a rock?
Little wonder, then, that Danish architect and designer Hans Bølling chose this iconic form in 1954 as the subject for one of his delightful wood sculptures. Hand carved from maple and smoked oak, Mermaid is abstract yet distinctly feminine and...fishy. Her tail moves, as do her upper body and ringed arms, so like real mermaids she’s never at rest.
A beautiful display piece, lovingly brought back to us by ArchitectMade.
Handmade in oak and maple wood