DescriptionI have always been amused when I see on TV or in the movies a group of penguins dressed in \"tuxedos\" waddling along in the Antarctic. As a young boy I made my first penguin out of paper pulp (papier-mâché). My mother dried it above the woodstove in our apartment and when it was dry I painted it black and white. For years this 20 cm high penguin lived on top of the cupboard in my childhood home. Unfortunately my apartment was destroyed in the 40's during the bombing of Helsinki and the penguin was lost in the mayhem of war. Penguin chicks are covered in grey soft feathers and will turn black and white when adults, but I have used the liberties of an artist and allowed this particular penguin chick to have black and white feathers. The shape of the head and the profile with the cute beak have the right proportions and the eyes have the realistic almond shape characteristic to penguin chicks. This little penguin has perhaps had a little too much to eat and therefore has the round belly, but this particular rotund shape allows it to mimic the realistic waddling movement, which makes it so lovable and cute. Produced in tough rotationally moulded, hollow plastic Height 70 cm Width 67 cm Deep 40 cm
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The Finnish designer Eero Aarnio is one of the great innovators of modern furniture design. In the 1960s, Eero Aarnio began experimenting with plastics, vivid colors and organic forms, breaking away from traditional design conventions. His now iconic plastic creations include the Ball (1963), the Pastil (1968), and the Bubble (1968) chairs which echo the pop culture and spirit of their time. Many of Aarnio's works are included in the world's most prestigious museums, including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.