sebastian errazuriz: duck fan
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.’

full view


concept sketch

concept sketch



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

‘duck lamp,’ a previous work

‘duck lamp’ concept sketch

  • I think I´m going to stop visiting designboom. Too gross

    lil bb says:

    23 says:
  •…whatever light-minded

    joy says:
  • o_O

    Lory says:
  • I can´t understand it. hierfür fehlen mir die englischen Worte. Ich hab echt schon einigen scheiß gesehen der produziert wurde und dann unter dem Motto “design” verkauft wird aber das ist die Krönung von allem.

    Wie respektlos und gewissenlos kann man den sein um soetwas zu produzieren. Ich schäme mich dafür!

    Michael Schuster says:
  • beautiful dementia…. insane but in a good way!

    Ross says:
  • just ducky

    dbkii says:
  • animal cruelty?

    thedude says:
  • If I was a duck I’d rather be part of a cool design piece than getting my liver stuffed until it explodes so a Parisian can spread it over some crackers

    ... says:
  • Light-hearted and humorous. I like it.

    Courtney says:
  • Funny… but horrible and ugly!

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

    Gastón says:
  • post-production sketches?

    :-) says:
  • Sebastian Errazuriz design art concept, sometimes it is to much

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

    rico says:
  • 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

    trimtab21 says:
  • is designboom become a rubbish bin?

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

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

    Buzzoff says:

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