This charming work of mid-century Modernism was designed in the early 1970s by Industrial Designer Luigi Colani.
The design was named Drumbo and was a mascot for the now acquired Dresdner Bank. The design was made available in a number of mediums including plastic, as well as a large range of colours, sizes and decor patterns.
This particular piece is in the Oriental / Indian gold gilding decor and is made of high porcelain, produced by German manufacturer Höchst Decor.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. There is very mild use wear of movement marks on the underside of the base. Please refer to photos as they form part of the condition report. The underside is marked with 'Höchst Decor' gilded stamp and comes with the original key.
Height: c. 4.9" / 12.5 cm tall x length: c. 6.3" / 16 cm (from trunk to tail). Depth: c. 3.3" / 8.5 cm. Unpackaged weight (full set): c. 0.5 kg / 494 g
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Luigi Colani (born Lutz Colani 2 August 1928), is a German industrial designer. His long career began in the 1950s when he designed cars for companies such as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Volkswagen, and BMW. In the 1960s, he began designing furniture, and as of the 1970s, he expanded in numerous areas. A striking grand piano created by Colani is manufactured and sold by the Schimmel piano company.
His unconventional designs have made him famous, not only in design circles but also to the general public. He has received numerous design awards, although his unconventional approach has left him largely an outsider from the mainstream of industrial design.