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Optimist & Pessimist Teak Wood Models

ARCHITECTMADE from Albertslund, Denmark
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Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Since the beginning of time there have been opposites of every kind. The Architectmade Optimist & Pessimist Teak Wood Models are prime example of this duality, which is revealed by their expressive nature.

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  • Hans Bølling created both of the two characters having been inspired by his co-workers, who were like night and day, yin and yang, truly exact opposites.
  • There is, however, a bit of each in everyone. The Optimist and the Pessimist is a reminder of this quality within everyone and together they create a stability much needed in the every-day life.
  • What is more, both characters can express much more than positivity or negativity. The Pessimist features droopy eyes, while the Optimist has a big smile on his face and both feature bendable arms that can exclaim in joy or lower in frown.


Hans Bølling was born in 1931. He was graduated from the Royal Danish Art Academy. Although he originally attended the Art- and Handcraft school, he followed his instinct and became an architect. He has created a vast variety of works ranging from living complexes, town halls, villas, furniture and wooden figures. He is a modern architect and his most recognizable trademark is the irresistible quality of playfulness and light heartedness that is apparent in all of his works.

  • Materials: Teak wood and fur
  • Technical Specifications: H 5.1
  • Restrictions: Promotions cannot be applied to this product.
  • Product Code: V176000398532

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  • This item ships directly from ARCHITECTMADE in Albertslund, Denmark
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  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • Please note that this item is not eligible for return.
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