Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 … in Weimar
Although Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 has long nurtured literary ambitions these have until now borne no fruit.
The first novel “Barcelona”, a spy thriller set in the Catalonian capital selling exactly no copies as an ebook. The follow up poetry collection “A Lounge Chair for the Soul”performing even worse; namely being removed by the online shop by the operator.
Consequently one could consider Number 9’s attempt to take Goethe’s place at the side of Schiller in Weimar somewhat cheeky….

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 … in Weimar

Although Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 has long nurtured literary ambitions these have until now borne no fruit.

The first novel “Barcelona”, a spy thriller set in the Catalonian capital selling exactly no copies as an ebook. The follow up poetry collection “A Lounge Chair for the Soul”performing even worse; namely being removed by the online shop by the operator.

Consequently one could consider Number 9’s attempt to take Goethe’s place at the side of Schiller in Weimar somewhat cheeky….

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 13 … in Potsdam
When Vitra Wooden Doll Number 13 booked a short pre-Easter break in Potsdam he had naturally expected to see Schloss Sanssouci and it’s grounds in the joyous first blush of spring!
The disappointment of not being able to smell the flush of new grass however being more than compensated by the crisp blue sky and even crisper white snow under foot.And spring will come eventually.Of that we can be certain

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 13 … in Potsdam

When Vitra Wooden Doll Number 13 booked a short pre-Easter break in Potsdam he had naturally expected to see Schloss Sanssouci and it’s grounds in the joyous first blush of spring!

The disappointment of not being able to smell the flush of new grass however being more than compensated by the crisp blue sky and even crisper white snow under foot.

And spring will come eventually.

Of that we can be certain



Vitra Wooden Doll Number 12 … floating in the Dead Sea
Whereas for beings of flesh and bone, floating in the Dead Sea is something of a unique, uncommon and indeed slightly stinging experience … for a Wooden Doll its pretty much like floating in any other body of water.
Seeing as how they are made of pine and that.
Despite that fact, on a recent trip to Israel and Palestine Vitra Wooden Doll Number Twelve still didn’t want to miss out on the moment.
A tragic victim of chronic Tourist Gaze as he is…

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 12 … floating in the Dead Sea

Whereas for beings of flesh and bone, floating in the Dead Sea is something of a unique, uncommon and indeed slightly stinging experience … for a Wooden Doll its pretty much like floating in any other body of water.

Seeing as how they are made of pine and that.

Despite that fact, on a recent trip to Israel and Palestine Vitra Wooden Doll Number Twelve still didn’t want to miss out on the moment.

A tragic victim of chronic Tourist Gaze as he is…

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 17 … turns to performance art
Pay attention to the wise words of Alexander Girard and you will quickly learn that in folk art are hidden just as many truths about life as in any philosophical text.
One just needs to know where to look and how to interpret the information.
And so it should come as no surprise that the Vitra Wooden Dolls regularly turn their attention to intensive, creative projects.
In these pages we’ve had, for example, Wooden Doll Number 11 performing on a theatre stage.
Number 17 has a more “off” approach to culture and recently presented himself as a living installation.
In the course of a four movement work entitled “Rocks” Vitra Wooden Doll Number 17 set out on an exploration of our relationship with our own mortality and questioned in how far we truly understand why our demise is a must and not an option.
Here a moment from Movement 3 “Derbyn”

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 17 … turns to performance art

Pay attention to the wise words of Alexander Girard and you will quickly learn that in folk art are hidden just as many truths about life as in any philosophical text.

One just needs to know where to look and how to interpret the information.

And so it should come as no surprise that the Vitra Wooden Dolls regularly turn their attention to intensive, creative projects.

In these pages we’ve had, for example, Wooden Doll Number 11 performing on a theatre stage.

Number 17 has a more “off” approach to culture and recently presented himself as a living installation.

In the course of a four movement work entitled “Rocks” Vitra Wooden Doll Number 17 set out on an exploration of our relationship with our own mortality and questioned in how far we truly understand why our demise is a must and not an option.

Here a moment from Movement 3 “Derbyn”

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 15 … in another dimension!
Following a recent shoot for the Vitra Panton Chair a photographer noticed something untoward on one of the plates.
And contacted us.The shoot took place on the roof of a disused factory. We don’t know for certain but we imagine that in the past something negative happenend in the building to people who were kind and generous to Wooden Dolls - and now Number Fifteen watches guard over the building to prevent a similar fate befalling any other friendly souls who wander through……

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 15 … in another dimension!

Following a recent shoot for the Vitra Panton Chair a photographer noticed something untoward on one of the plates.

And contacted us.

The shoot took place on the roof of a disused factory. We don’t know for certain but we imagine that in the past something negative happenend in the building to people who were kind and generous to Wooden Dolls - and now Number Fifteen watches guard over the building to prevent a similar fate befalling any other friendly souls who wander through……

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 13 … in New Doha International Airport.
As experienced international travellers, Wooden Dolls are often asked to inspect and assess new airports before they go into operation.Such as with New Doha International Airport.
Due to open in June 2013 as an extended hub for Qatar Airlines, New Doha International Airport will eventually be able to handle some 50 million passengers a year.
We doubt any will be as demanding as Wooden Doll Number Thirteen.

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 13 … in New Doha International Airport.

As experienced international travellers, Wooden Dolls are often asked to inspect and assess new airports before they go into operation.
Such as with New Doha International Airport.

Due to open in June 2013 as an extended hub for Qatar Airlines, New Doha International Airport will eventually be able to handle some 50 million passengers a year.

We doubt any will be as demanding as Wooden Doll Number Thirteen.

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 7 … in a forest
Romantic and invigorating as “Walking in a Winterland” sounds when Perry Como sings - it is only so when one is properly attired.
As Wooden Doll Number 7 found out to her cost recently.
There is nothing more silly than going into a forest in search of a Christmas Tree without a jumper!
Honestly Number 7! As Q might say….

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 7 … in a forest

Romantic and invigorating as “Walking in a Winterland” sounds when Perry Como sings - it is only so when one is properly attired.

As Wooden Doll Number 7 found out to her cost recently.

There is nothing more silly than going into a forest in search of a Christmas Tree without a jumper!

Honestly Number 7! As Q might say….

"Interior design is really a slow-motion movie of junk changing position."

— Alexander Girard quoted in Craig Kellogg, “Love at first sight”, Interior Design, April 2012

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 1 … in Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg. Gentle rolling hills of green. Space for fantasy and dreams. What more could an adventure hungry Wooden Doll want.
Alexander Girard himself only “came” to Baden-Württemberg once - as designer of an exhibition that was shown in Stuttgart in 1951.And so it is up to Number One to explore the land, its tradition, heritage and forests…

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 1 … in Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg. Gentle rolling hills of green. Space for fantasy and dreams. What more could an adventure hungry Wooden Doll want.

Alexander Girard himself only “came” to Baden-Württemberg once - as designer of an exhibition that was shown in Stuttgart in 1951.

And so it is up to Number One to explore the land, its tradition, heritage and forests…

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 … with a snowmanWinter is admittedly not a Wooden Doll’s favorite season, at least not out of doors. Inside is fine; but outside? In winter?That said when Number 9 awoke to find the garden white with the first snow of the year - there was only one option.A snowman. And mighty proud he is too of his creation!

Vitra Wooden Doll Number 9 … with a snowman

Winter is admittedly not a Wooden Doll’s favorite season, at least not out of doors. Inside is fine; but outside? In winter?

That said when Number 9 awoke to find the garden white with the first snow of the year - there was only one option.

A snowman. And mighty proud he is too of his creation!