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Built to last. Born to be passed on. ARCHITECTMADE is more than a collection. It’s a philosophy. We scour archives, drawings and museums to reveal what makes for mastery. The result? ARCHITECTMADE is a glimpse into a few, rare design objects that some of Denmark’s leading architects created along their way to fame many years ago. These are products you don’t get tired of looking at, and with excellent craftsmanship alongside three rounds of quality control, they are made to stand the test of time. The ARCHITECTMADE objects are designed to share, for generations to come.


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Quartet TIMELESS LINES IN ENDLESS COMBINATION Hans Bølling drew Quartet in 1976. He has been inspired by the idiom of the nature for his shaping of the Quartet candleholder. He is particularly influenced by the way leaves whirls around on the ground and create new dynamic curves, patterns and formations. The candleholder can stand on its own or be placed together in a continuous array of compositions, depicting the movements and structures of nature. Square in shape, Quartet is made out of mirror polished stainless steel. • Material Mirror polished stainless steel • Dimensions W1O L10 H6 cm • Packaging One box with one Quartet; One box with two Quartet To see more pictures of Quartet please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Duck and Duckling FROM STORY TO OBJECT A family of ducks stopped traffic in Copenhagen. It was in the neighborhood of Frederiksberg in 1959, precisely during rush hour, that a family of ducks waddled into traffic, prompting a police man to immediately stop all cars and pedestrians so the ducks could cross unharmed. This charming moment made headlines and wooed the hearts of all Danes. Hans Bølling, enamored by the story that he was inspired to create the Duck family, a perfectly refined product handmade out of solid teakwood. • Material Handmade in teak wood • Dimensions Duckling: H9 cm; Duck: H18 cm • Packaging One box with one Duckling; One box with one Duck To see more pictures of Duck and Duckling please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Optimist and Pessimist HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? Hans Bølling designed these two characters that exemplify the duality in each of us: ying vs yang, happy or sad. Their carefully designed bodies are only different in demeanor, revealing the power of expression in defining one as an Optimist and the other a Pessimist. Together they embody the balance, and reality, of life. Hand-made from the finest teak wood, their soft rabbit fur hair and inserted maple and wengé wood eyes offer a duality of material that reinforces the dual nature of the objects. • Material Handmade in teak wood • Dimensions H13 cm • Packaging One box with one Optimist; One box with one Pessimist To see more pictures of Optimist and Pessimist please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Oscar, Bobby and Rufus FUN AND PLAY His love of dogs prompted a young Hans Bølling to design Oscar in 1953, followed by his brother Bobby and Rufus, which has the same technical details and clean lines but bigger in dimensions. The three characters represent a timeless depiction of the four-legged man’s best friend. Their bodies can be arranged so that they imitates everything a real dog can do. From sitting to begging to playing or crawling, their personality shines through, making them a joyful companion for everyday. • Material Oscar, Rufus: Handmade in beech wood; Bobby: Handmade in walnut wood • Dimensions Oscar, Bobby: H13 cm; Rufus: H33 cm • Packaging One box with one Oscar; One box with one Bobby; One box with one Rufus To see more pictures of Oscar, Bobby and Rufus please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Strit IRONIC WIT As adults, it’s hard not to take ourselves too seriously in the midst of overscheduled, busy lives. Designed by Hans Bølling in 1956, Strit is reminding us of the importance of humor, wit and irony. His mobile legs, arms, torso and head can move in any number of configurations – from delight to concern, and anything in between – reminding us to reexamine and reconfigure our point of view. Strit’s lower body and feet are made out of oil treated teakwood, his upper body of beechwood and his hair from sheep fur. • Material Handmade in teak and beech wood • Dimensions H12.5 cm • Packaging One box with one Strit To see more pictures of Strit please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Mermaid FAIRY TALES COME TRUE At first glance, the Mermaid reminds us of the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that most people associate with Denmark. Designed in 1960, Hans Bølling’s character goes beyond fairy tale and embodies an ethereal feminine aura, offering a sense of serenity. Mermaid brings together sophisticated and simple Danish design. New expressions are easily created by turning her head, fin, waist or arms. The lower part of her body is made of oak wood while the upper parts are made of maple wood. • Material Handmade in oak and maple wood • Dimensions H17 W13 cm • Packaging One box with one Mermaid To see more pictures of Mermaid please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Discus COLORFUL WOODEN BIRDS Hans Bølling created Discus in 1961. The painted parts of the birds represent the colorful plumage of the bird, whereas the chest of the bird remains unpainted; revealing the natural qualities of the wood. The beautiful veins of the wood contrast the painted parts of the birds. Made of pinewood and shaped as a discus, the birds come in a family of four members that can be placed in line in the window or on a shelf. • Material Handmade in pinewood • Dimensions Discus-Small, Blue: H10 cm; Discus-Medium, Blue: H17 cm; Discus-Large, Grey: H20 cm; Discus-Large, Red: H21 cm • Packaging One box with one Discus-Small, Blue; One box with one Discus-Medium, Blue; One box with one Discus-Large, Grey; One box with one Discus-Large, Red To see more pictures of Discus please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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FJ Essence THE ESSENCE OF FINN JUHL FJ Essence, with its crisp white and hand glazed surface curvatures into those wellknown organic shapes, illuminates the unique aesthetics of Finn Juhl. Originally Finn Juhl designed FJ Essence in 1952 but it never went into production because of the complex shape of the porcelain. After 60 years, ARCHITECTMADE rediscovered the old drawings and made FJ Essence possible to manufacture in its originally lean design. • Material Hand-glazed white porcelain • Dimensions Cup: L12 W9.5 H6 cm-16 cl; Saucer: L15 W15 H2.5 cm; Teapot: L21.5 W13 H12 cm-96 cl; Sugar bowl: L11 W10.5 H7.1 cm-28 cl • Packaging One box with one Cup and Saucer; One box with one Teapot; One box with one Sugar bowl To see more pictures of FJ Essence please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Turning Tray MADE TO FIT YOUR LIFE The Turning Tray was designed in 1956 by Finn Juhl. Made without handle bars, the tray’s curvature allows space to pick it up. Designed as dual-sided, the Turning Tray boasts two glossy laminate sides held together by carefully crafted corner joints. These handmade trays are exactly to Finn Juhl’s specifications, with curves, colors and discreet but important details. • Material Teak wood and laminate • Dimensions Turning Tray-Small: H23 L45 cm; Turning Tray-Medium: H30 L48 cm; Turning Tray-Large: H38 L51 cm • Packaging One box with one Turning Tray Black desert & Alaska white; One box with one Turning Tray-Black desert & Kimono red; One box with one Turning Tray-Black desert & Husky green; One box with one Turning Tray- Black desert & Blue angel To see more pictures of Turning Tray please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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FJ Clock and FJ Clock Black TIMELESS AND STREAMLINED The FJ Clock was designed as a part of the interior of the New York United Nation Trusteeship Council Chamber in 1950 and it captures the essence of Juhl’s design aesthetic. The concave shape complementing the natural qualities of the teak and ash wood and the numberless aluminum dial captures his flair for clever minimalism. Each FJ Clock is unique, displaying its own wood pattern. • Material FJ Clock: Teak wood; FJ Clock Black: Stained ash wood • Dimensions FJ Clock: D35 cm; FJ Clock Black 25: D25 cm; FJ Clock Black 35: D35 cm • Packaging One box with one FJ Clock; One box with one FJ Clock Black 25; One box with one FJ Clock Black 35 To see more pictures of FJ Clock and FJ Clock Black please visit: architectmade.com/archive/ pictures


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Circle Bowl FORGOTTEN GEM Never before produced since its conception in 1954, the Circle Bowl is designed by Finn Juhl as a perfect circle, yet visually it creates the illusion of an ellipse. The sides of the bowl are precisely balanced, rising as much as they recede, creating perfectly corresponding lines of the bowl all around. The uniformity creates striking reflections for all things placed within. Crafted from the highest quality, mirror polished stainless steel, the Circle Bowl’s organic shape is formed by walls of 1 mm thickness. • Material Mirror polished stainless steel • Dimensions Circle Bowl 20: D20 cm; Circle Bowl 30: D30 cm • Packaging One box with one Circle Bowl 20; One box with one Circle Bowl 30 To see more pictures of Circle Bowl please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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FJ Bowl SIMPLE DESIRE The FJ Bowl is the smallest of the teakwood bowl series that Finn Juhl designed in 1951. It features the characteristic blend of organic shapes and balance between wood, form and geometric measurements that made Juhl famous. Finn Juhl uses design to reveal the natural properties of the material: depending on what angle you look at it from, the bowl changes shape. The FJ Bowl is made of a single piece of teak wood and treated with clear teak oil, allowing the bowl to develop a beautiful patina as it ages. • Material Handmade in teak wood • Dimensions H5 D15 cm • Packaging One box with one FJ Bowl To see more pictures of FJ Bowl please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Bird TURNING HEADS SINCE 1959 Bird is the essence of Danish design. Though simple in appearance, its clean lines create endless expressions by merely tilting its head in virtually any direction. Designed by Kristian Vedel in 1959, and created as a family, from small to tall, thin to chubby, child to grandparent, Birds represent an entire generation. Every Bird is made with a unique passion and understanding of both product and material. • Material Handmade in oak wood • Dimensions Bird - Small: H7.5 cm; Bird - Large: H12 cm; Bird - Chubby: H10.5 cm • Packaging One box with one Bird Small,Natural/Smoked; One box with one Bird-Large, Natural/Smoked; One box with one Bird-Chubby, Natural/Smoked To see more pictures of Bird please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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PK-600 and PK-Bowl SCULPTURAL DESIGN In 1963, Poul Kjærholm designed the Fredericia Town Hall and created PK-600, a large, 250 kg black marble bowl. Today it is produced only 10 per year according to the original drawings by the architect. In response to the great success of PK-600, Kjærholm designed its offspring, the PK-Bowl, so that everybody could enjoy it as a part of their own household. Made of granite, its smooth inside and rough outside symbolizes the contrast between feminine and masculine. • Material PK-600: Black Nero Marquina marble; PK-Bowl: Black granite • Dimensions PK-600: L60 W60 H30 cm; PK- Bowl: L15 W15 H7 cm • Packaging One box with one PK-600; One box with one PK-Bowl To see more pictures of PK-600 and PK-Bowl please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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PK-Marble and PK-Mini TIMELESS PIECES OF ART PK-Marble is a sculptural piece related to Poul Kjærholm’s PK-600 and PK-Bowl. PK-Marble elegantly combines the timeless Nero Marquina marble of the PK-600 with the size of the PK-Bowl. Its smooth and rounded inner black marble surface reflects incoming light, adding contrasts to the raw and unpolished exterior. PK-Mini consists of two bowls made of black Nero Marquina Marble and white Volakas Marble. • Material PK-Marble: Nero Marquina marble; PK-Mini-Black: Nero Marquina marble; PK- Mini-White: White Volakas marble • Dimensions PK-Marble: L15 W15 H7 cm; PK- Mini: L8 W8 H4 cm • Packaging One box with one PK-Marble; One box with one PK-Mini-Black; One box with one PK-Mini-White; One box with one PK-Mini-Duo To see more pictures of PK-Marble and PK-Mini please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Spring THE SPACE WITHIN Designed by one of Denmark’s most renowned architects, Jørn Utzon, these mouth blown glasses are inspired by pure materials and fluid space. Stackable and able to be tilted on its side as a cognac glass, this glass is both poetry and function, allowing for storage in small spaces and elegant drinking. Designed in 1949 long before Utzon pioneered his organic shapes for his Opera house the glass was decades ahead of its time making it a timeless classic today. • Material Handmade drinking glass • Dimensions H8 D9 cm • Packaging One box with two Spring To see more pictures of Spring please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Owl MYSTIC WISDOM Designed in 1960, Paul Anker Hansen’s Owl has a mobile head that rotates to reveal new expressions. Be it wonder, contemplation or curiosity, the Owl echoes our own thoughts and offers a keen insight into what we perceive in every moment of every day. For years, the Owl was made by hand by Paul Anker Hansen. The Owl has inserted wooden eyes. A magnet allows the head to move in multiple directions to create various expressions. • Material Handmade in oak wood • Dimensions Owl-Mini: H8.5 cm; Owl-Small: H12 cm; Owl-Large: H17 cm • Packaging One box with one Owl-Mini, Natural/Smoked; One box with one Owl Small, Natural/Smoked; One box with one Owl-Large, Natural/Smoked To see more pictures of Owl please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Gemini ENDLESS COMBINATIONS Inspired by the beauty of possibility, the Gemini candleholder is a perfect union of form and function. Designed mathematically by Peter Karpf in 1966 to allow for the candles to be the smallest distance apart while still remaining stable, the Gemini stands out for its clean lines and simple purity. Made of one piece of solid stainless steel, the candleholders each hold two handmade candles with the optimal burning time of 3.5 hours. Be it standing alone or together, the Gemini can be arranged in limitless combinations. • Material Solid stainless steel • Dimensions W11 H11.5 cm • Packaging One box with one Gemini; One box with four Candles (white/black/red/yellow/ grey) To see more pictures of Gemini please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Trepas TINGE OF INFINITY Made of solid copper, brass and stainless steel, Trepas, designed by Peter Karpf in 1966, is a system of tea light holders. Searching for the perfect vessel for this simple and universal candle, Karpf created a system of holders that can be positioned in countless ways. As the living flame within reflects off of the polished metals a “tinge of infinity” is created as its reflections bounce between holders. • Material Copper, brass and stainless steel • Dimensions H3 D4 cm • Packaging One box with six Trepas (two of each material); One box with nine Trepas (three of each material) To see more pictures of Trepas please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Aves SMALL BIRD, BIG THOUGHTS Aves is created by Swedish architect and artist Co Derr. Co Derr spent his entire career simplifying the shape of Aves until he reached a form, that could be perceived as the essence of a bird. Aves stands as a testimony of the eternal essential shapes that lie behind timeless designs. The three different sizes of Aves comes in three different sizes. This accentuate the statement that there is something unique in the general. • Material Solid brass • Dimensions Aves-Small, Polished/Matte: H3.5 cm; Aves-Medium, Polished/Matte: H4.5 cm; Aves-Large, Polished/Matte: H6.5 cm • Packaging One box with a Aves-Small, Polished/ Matte; One box with a Aves-Medium, Polished/ Matte; One box with a Aves-Large, Polished/Matte; One box with a set of three Aves, Polished/Matte To see more pictures of Aves please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Penguin ORGANIC LINES AND NUANCES It started in 1954 as unique gifts. Conceived and designed by silversmith Hans Bunde. A handmade penguin for each of his beloved sisters. Today, more than 60 years later, two members of the penguin family are finally ready to face the world. Large and small, the Penguins stand side by side - as a tangible image of the unbreakable band of the family. • Material Hand-painted beech wood • Dimensions Penguin - Small: H18 cm; Penguin- Large: H26 cm • Packaging One box with one Penguin-Small; One box with one Penguin-Large To see more pictures of Penguin please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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Jul THE ESSENCE OF DANISH CHRISTMAS Jul is a collection of decorations designed by Nikolaj Klitgaard, which represents the essence of Danish Christmas. Jul is made up of two collections: the hanging ornaments in oak wood - which consist of five components: a bell, a heart, a cone, a tree and an angel; and the standing ornaments in teak wood - which consist of two trees and two angels, both in small and large. • Material Hanging ornaments: Oak wood Standing ornaments: Teak wood • Dimensions Hanging ornaments: Bell: H4 cm; Heart: H5 cm; Cone: H7 cm; Tree: H5.5 cm; Angel: H7 cm Standing ornaments: Tree-Small: H10 cm; Tree-Large: H12 cm; Angel-Small: H10 cm; Angel-Large: H12 cm • Packaging Hanging ornaments: One box with three Bell/Heart/Cone/Angel; One box with one Tree Standing ornaments: One box with one Tree/Angel- Small; One box with one Tree/Angel-Large To see more pictures of Jul please visit: architectmade.com/archive/pictures


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