sebastian errazuriz: duck fan
sebastian errazuriz: duck fan
jul 06, 2011

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan

‘duck fan’ by sebastian errazuriz all images courtesy of sebastian errazuriz




currently on display at new york’s cristina grajales gallery, ‘duck fan’ is a new sculpture from chilean-born artist and designer sebastian errazuriz. this limited edition artwork features a taxidermied duck mounted in a diving position and facing a custom-designed industrial fan. when the machine’s propeller is turned on, the animal’s small white feathers shiver from the resulting gust of wind. ‘for a few seconds the viewer fears that the duck’s delicate feathers are going to fly off completely,’ says errazuriz. ‘the duck’s continuous silent resistance steals a smile and reminds the viewer that ducks fly against the wind every day.’

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan full view

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan detail

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan concept sketch

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan concept sketch



this project draws from the taxidermy work errazuriz started in 2002, with his popular ‘duck lamp’, which you can see below.

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan ‘duck lamp,’ a previous work

sebastian errazuriz: duck fan ‘duck lamp’ concept sketch

  • more radical than the 1982 [url=]maurer’s “bibibibi[/url]” table lamp. less poetic too.

  • LIGHTEN UP! some people don’t know how to take a joke…

    @[email protected]
  • is designboom become a rubbish bin?

  • who says we don’t make anything in the US anymore?
    I know this was made in the US because in any other country they would just eat the duck

  • couldn’t help but to smile when I saw the duck fan..not so much when I saw the lamp creepy..

  • Sebastian Errazuriz design art concept, sometimes it is to much

  • post-production sketches?

  • G E S C H M A C K L O S ! Kitschdesign?
    Vanal y superfluo…
    We don´t need it.

  • Funny… but horrible and ugly!

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