Puffin Black/White

Size & Weight:
H: 16 x W: 9 x D: 10 cm
0,25 kg
Product Information:
The figure is made of painted birch.
Clean with damp cloth.


Designer and crime writer Sigurjón Pálsson has portrayed the puffin, which marks the coming of spring each year in his Icelandic hometown. With this endearing little wooden figure, he has captured the sympathetic and slightly melancholic expression that makes this charismatic bird so loveable.

"I have been well acquainted with this beautiful little bird since my childhood growing up in Húsavík – a small fishing village on the north coast of Iceland. There, the puffin is a sign that spring is on the way, much like the whales that pop up in the bay at around the same time. The enormous puffin colony of Lundy was quite literally located just outside my bedroom window, allowing me to appreciate these fantastic creatures every single day. It's for that reason they are so dear to me, and why I want everyone to be able to enjoy their company, wherever they live."

The design process began far away from the Icelandic coast – namely while Sigurjón Pálsson and his wife were in Bali. It was on this exotic faraway island that he carved his very first puffins from Bali teak, equipped with little more than a small axe, a hammer and a chisel that he had bought at the local market. That is how Puffin came to be made from a single piece of wood. With two small legs balancing the plump body, the bird sits upright and looks out with its adorable eyes. This hand-painted wooden bird brings ambience and life, making it a charming addition to any home.

Sigurjón Pálsson

Sigurjón Pálsson graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He then began working with design for others and subsequently in his own company. Besides having won numerous awards for his designs, Pálsson has distinguished himself as a recognized writer of crime novels. He always strives to find the right combination of shape, function, and materials in his designs with the aim of creating a design that not only looks beautiful but also correct.  

"Looking right is always more beautiful than just looking beautiful. When form, function and materials are combined in a simple harmonious way, most likely the design will not need much work on the appearance. I’ve always said that the key to perfection in design is simplicity. The highest aim is to reach the bare minimum – to cut away all that is not necessary”.