Sheep stool Children Hanns Pater Krafft Meier Germany SOLD

This sheep designed by Hanns-Peter Krafft in 1982 has oak legs, leather ears and a real sheepskin coat. It is sturdy enough designed to be used as a stool......
In excellent condition

Dimensions: H. 50 cm, W.50 cm

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The sheep sculptures of famed French surrealists François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne are favored by design luminaries like Marc Jacobs and Reed Krakoff and fetch tens of thousands of dollars at auction (read a short history of the work of Les Lalannes in the NY Times). Northern Europeans have been making life-size sheep toys for children for decades, which work well in both adult and children spaces and serve as stand-ins for the elusive Lalanne sheep sculptures.

The handcrafted sheep stools by Hans-Peter Krafft for German toy company Meier are made of wood covered with sheepskin and feature leather ears and glass eyes.

The history of the company starts in 1948 in the post-war era with Hermann Meier, a craftsman in the very literal meaning of the word. Up to the year 1970 he managed to manufacture and sell rocking horses with the help of his skills alone, almost without the use of any machines, so that his family could live on it.The following years are determined by the search for enlargement of the assortment and the development of a second pillar. This search is finally successful when the cooperation Krafft-Meier is created. The teacher of arts Hanns-Peter Krafft learns from Horst Meier techniques of the handicraft and the enterprise learns from Krafft everything about product development and design.In the following years the company produces - next to the traditional rocking horse in plush and real skin - an ever enlarging range of handicraft objects and high-end design articles as for example Santa Clauses, Easter bunnies, scarecrows, ducks and geese. The sheep turns out to be the absolute star among all objects.

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Extra informatie

Designer Arne Jacobsen
Maker Meier Germany
Date of manufacture Nee
Period Mid-20th Century
Conditie Excellent
Materiaal oakwood, glass, wool, leather