florentijn hofman's giant inflatable rubber duck floats into hong kong
florentijn hofman's giant inflatable rubber duck floats into hong kong florentijn hofman's giant inflatable rubber duck floats into hong kong
may 03, 2013

florentijn hofman's giant inflatable rubber duck floats into hong kong


yesterday, may 2nd, a giant inflatable rubber duck floated into hong kong’s victoria harbour, brightening up the city’s grey skyline. the work of florentijn hofman, the ‘rubber duck project’ originally debuted in 2007, and has since travelled the world, visiting cities such as sao paulo, auckland, sydney (see designboom’s coverage of its australian installment here), and most recently osaka, but this is the first occasion in which it is being shown in greater region of china. this edition of the six-storey sculpture’s presentation is being supported by harbour city and will remain on show until june 9th, 2013.

view of the rubber duck from a far, floating alongside the vessels coming into the harbour



‘the rubber duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. the friendly, floating rubber duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. the rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!’ – florentijn hofman




florentijn hofman on his ‘rubber duck project’ in hong kong
video courtesy of CNBC exclusive



florentijn hofman with his ‘rubber duck’


  • This is beautiful, i luv it so much.

    Prince Abba says:
  • Amazing, very cool..:)

    luisEfe80 says:
  • very happy to see something like this! hope the duck will come to san francisco bay one day ~_~

    aiboozy says:
  • Definitely put smiles among those in the corporate towers around that body of water. Great and feasible way to change the perspective of a whole city!

    Paolo says:
  • Please bring this to Liverpool

    Wendy Collins says:
  • adding a bit of joy to the concrete jungle 🙂

    Michelle says:
  • Huge duck nice inflatable use to attract tourist and attention of people!!!

    jdinflatables says:

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