The Hoptimist Ladybird

SKU
0631001514

HK$228.00
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Description

Originally an ambassador of the late 1960s happy movement, this bobbing and smiling figurine now comes to you straight from Denmark with only one goal: bringing you cheer. The Hoptimist is designed by Danish cabinetmaker and counterculture icon Gustav Ehrenreich. It makes a great toy for kids as well as a playful conversation piece for the desk or worktable.

Ladybirds – a sure sign that brighter weather is on the way! You can hardly resist giving this cute little creature a loving pat as you pass by.

In the summer, it will brighten up the grass. The red shield with the black dots evokes a childish enthusiasm in all of us. We feel that we really know the ladybird. And that it wishes us well. So does our Hoptimist Ladybird. It will look cute in your child’s bedroom and also make a great gift for anyone who needs cheering up a bit.

Why We Chose This
Even though Gustav Ehrenreich was an internationally recognized craftsman in the 1950s and mid-'60s, he found his true calling in life when he designed a springy toy in 1968 and launched Denmark's happy movement. The Hoptimist announced itself with the bright, primary colors that were popular during this time, and was cast from the same plastic as another classic Danish toy, Lego bricks. In 2011, the Hoptimist became the main sponsor of the Danish Hospital Clowns, donating money to the organization for each one sold. The Hoptimist illustrates the Museum's committment to creating a dialogue about design for children, as in MoMA's 2012 exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900-2007.
Details
Designer
Gustav Ehrenreich

Size
2.8h x 2"diam.

Materials
Plastic

Year of Design
1960's

Origin
Denmark

Age
Adults
Teens

Warning
Choking Hazard — Item contains small parts.
Not for children under 3.

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