florentijn hofman's giant rubber duck gets roasted in shanghai florentijn hofman's giant rubber duck gets roasted in shanghai
aug 30, 2013

florentijn hofman's giant rubber duck gets roasted in shanghai

 

shanghai has cooked up their own version of florentijn hofman’s famous inflatable rubber duck by transforming a passenger boat into a floating cooked bird. the ‘roasted’ adaption is completed with crispy brown skin, protruding drumsticks and charred wings. the giant rubber duck’s yellow paper maché head rests at the bow, looking backwards at its crunchy body. the toasted duck is actually a functioning ferry boat that will carry passengers to cultural performances around the shanghai river for the art bund project 2013.

 

‘the design process took place during shanghai’s scorching hot summer days, so we just thought: ‘let’s roast it”.  designer han beishi told AFP.


the ‘roasted’ adaption of florentijn hofman’s duck is complete with crispy brown skin and charred wings
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the giant rubber duck’s yellow paper maché head rests at the bow, looking backwards at its crunchy body
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the toasted duck is actually a functioning ferry boat
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  • Like many other things made in Shanghai, it is all in good taste.
    No doubt it will be a great hit with the tourists from a certain country

    Gregan says:
  • Oh, just about to forget the subtle touch of the armani border detail. It will also sell well in the Middle East

    Gregan says:

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