A crash, a tower, a herd, a flock. However you name this group, they simply belong together. Stirred by explorations into nature and art, German designer Kai Linke has handcrafted a diverse crowd. Quaint yet bold. Rough yet radiant. Kai’s Animal statuettes are the perfect pint-sized companions.
Make comrades with a swan that can glide into your open hand; or a slender and proud giraffe. A curious deer amongst your own tablescape savannah; or maybe it’s the elusive rhino to complete your centrepiece.
Each of Kai’s pieces have been sculpted and formed by hand using paper and tape. A simplicity in construction that has been charmingly honoured through to the final cast bronze forms. Each crease and line has remained intact; creating a charismatic group you will want to touch and hold. And as the natural patina of bronze develops over time, your story with the Animal statuettes will grow. A group of tactile companions brought to life by the designer’s hands and the artisans tools.
The statuettes were crafted by hand using paper and tape. The final cast bronze form is then left untreated to reveal this design process. The natural patina of bronze will develop over time.
Kai Linke teaches design and creates furniture, lighting and accessories, as well as exhibitions and objects for public spaces. Mainly working with his hands, he enjoys producing a lot of sketches, models and material studies. pulpo wanted to work with his creative mind for years and after falling in love with his animal bronze statuettes, it was time. Deer, Giraffe, Rhino and Swan were actually the first pieces of the Fabulously Awesome Tablescape collection.