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Hoptimist Giraffe Set


$72.00 Members


PRODUCT: Hoptimist Giraffe Set
MADE: Denmark
SIZE: 11” high x 3.25” wide x 2” deep
MATERIALS: Oak and metal
DESIGNER: Hans Gustav Ehrenreich
Add some exotic wildlife from a different ecosystem to your desktop! Designed in 1972, this would be Hans Gustav Ehrenreich’s last Hoptimist. Unlike the earlier Hoptimists, the design is not based around a circle and an ellipse – instead, the figure is more realistic and resembles three giraffes in silhouette.

The necks of the giraffes are made of flat springs that move when you push the middle head backwards or forwards. The eyes are magnets, and, as the same poles are up against each other, the gentle thrust creates an elegant movement, much like giraffes walking across the savannah. The Hoptimist Giraffe Set is art toy, design object, desk accessory and just plain fun! For ages 3+.
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