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’s small enough to fit in your hand and makes a great toy for kids as well as a playful conversation piece for the desk or worktable. The Hoptimist is available in Red or Yellow.
Size4h x 3"diam.
Year of Design1960's
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Hans Gustav Ehrenreich (1917–1984) was Danish cabinetmaker and designer of delightful objects. At his workshop in Aarhusvej in Stilling, Denmark, he created hand-turned bowls and plates, inlaid with silver motifs, with no two designs the same. In the late 1960s, he crafted the first prototypes for the Hoptimist, named Bimble and Bumble. In the spirit of the time, the Hoptimist was characterized by bright colors and harmonious, round shapes.
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