On a recent trip to Copenhagen, these wooden birds (aptly named "Bird") designed by architect and furniture designer Kristian Vedel quickly became an obsession even though we've seen them before. It is pretty remarkable for any one thing to consistently stand out among all the wonderfully inspiring Danish furniture, crafts, architecture...not to mention the remarkably attractive inhabitants of this lovely city. In adorable shop after adorable shop, their removable heads beckoned us until, at last, we succumbed to the temptation and picked up a few.
Designed and produced in the 50s to great success, the birds have recently been reintroduced in all 3 sizes - parent, grandparent and child (awww) and 2 finishes. You can tilt the head any which way you please (a nice way to express your ever-changing mood) and can flip the body to be either male or female. A great addition to any mantle, bookshelf, child's room, place setting....the possibilities are endless!
Wouldn't this type of circle arrangement be adorable as a centerpiece? They are readily available for purchase online in the US here among other places. Learn more about Bird and see more photos here.