Is the glass half full or half empty? Hans Bølling created his two characters for ArchitectMade while following this basic question and attitude to life. The decorative Optimist and Pessimist wooden figures complement and complete one another like Yin and Yang.
The idea of paying tribute to optimists and pessimists with his two figures came to Hans Bølling when observing his colleagues, whose opposing personalities appeared to him like day and night. Optimist and Pessimist for ArchitectMade are a simplified presentation of positive and negative attitudes to life, of happiness and sadness.
The Optimist has a raised head and smile, while the Pessimist has a lowered head and eyes. Not least because the two wooden figures differ through their symbolic hair colours. The arms on the figurines can be moved and emphasise the desired mood: with arms held high, the figurine appears extra euphoric and pleased, while with the arms down the figurine appears glum.
Using the two Optimist and Pessimist wooden figures, different moods can be expressed in a charming way. The loving figures are made out of teak wood by ArchitectMade. Each figure is handmade.