How sweet are these!

These ballerinas and dancing men silhouette puppets are designed by Danish designer Victoria Ladefoged for Danish Crafts’ Crafts Collection.

The figures are inspired by Turkish shadow plays where puppets with jointed bodies, controlled with sticks, form silhouettes. The design is simple and sleek and carries implicit aspects of humour and play. “Sustainability is a serious matter but should not always be conveyed as such. If we turn sustainable design into a matter of guilt and duty the concept will wear off.”

The puppets come in black and in natural colour and are made of discarded crates from Aarstiderne – a Danish company that delivers organic produce door-to-door.

All Victoria’s products are made from recycled materials and handmade in Denmark. The designs are rooted in the Danish craft tradition with an added touch of playfulness.

Photos: Crafts Collection