Danish Modern Teak trolls, ‘Optimist and Pessimist’ by Hans Bolling, Orskov & Co. Denmark circa 1960’s


These are a great pair of original genuine Danish Modern Teak trolls, ‘Optimist and Pessimist’ designed by Hans Bolling, and made by Orskov & Co. Denmark circa 1960’s.

A fantastic couple, comprising of the classic opposing character troll figurines the ‘Optimist’ and ‘Pessimist’. Both made out of teak, with rope arms and rabbit fur hair and painted eyes. Designed by the renowned Danish architect Hans Bolling, famous for his iconic mid century wooden figures such as these.

Stunning mid century Danish modern design classic, so reminiscent of the era, their small size would make them perfect to accessorise and add some fun character to a desk, mantelpiece or shelf.

Would make a stunning addition to any Danish or Scandinavian Teak collection, and would complement any mid century modern, retro, vintage, 60’s, kitsch or contemporary styled interior.

In excellent condition, some thinning and age showing to the rabbit fur hair, nothing to detract on display, the wood has a lovely patina

Each figure measures approx 14 x 8 x 6cm / 5.5 x 3.25 x 2.5in.

Both stamped to the base ‘Hans Bolling Orskov & Co. Denmark’.

Available in my Etsy shop : http://etsy.me/1QaTrTy

1950’s Mid-century modern cantilever sewing / hobby storage box, Atomic / Eames era

A highly collectable and very practical piece of mid-century modern furniture.  Originally designed as a sewing / hobby box, with its cantilevered construction, opening to reveal 8 compartments.  Sitting on lovely Atomic styled splayed legs, and with a bent ply handle, its form is very reminiscent of its Eames / Danish modern era origins.  A great storage solution for any retro, vintage or mid century styled interior.

Seth Thomas ‘Starburst’ wall clock, with teak and chrome rays and atoms, Scotland circa 1960’s

Starburst wall clocks are one of the definitive and most iconic pieces for the Mid-Century Modern styled house.  They came in many varied designs, all stemming from George Nelson’s  classic clock designs of the early 1950’s.  With their atomic aesthetic, and teak and chrome construction, they are the perfect pairing for Danish / Eames furniture, as functional and striking pieces of wall art.