Baby Elephant in smoked oak by Lucie Kaas, designed by Danish Architects Gunnar Flørning and Harry Vedøe in 1961.
The Elephant measures 11cm.
Posted by Isaac Leung on 18th Apr 2016
A collection of simple and elegant forms come together in an ensemble that is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
A replica of the wooden elephant first designed by Gunnar Flørning in 1961 in collaboration with children's books illustrator Harry Vedøe, the baby elephant encapsulates the perfect union between the minimalist Danish Modern and the nostalgic simplicity of childhood toys.
The smoked oak, with its pronounced grain patterns and darker tones, has more of a vintage feel compared to the rather more subdued rubberwood variant, making for a good conversation piece. Derived from solid blocks of wood, this object also has a fairly satisfying weight for something of its size.