The Iron Horse. Sculpture, bookend, doorstop. Blends rural craft tradition with modern Swedish industrial culture. Size: H 215 mm. 6,3 kilos. Material: Solid cast iron. Made in Sweden. Design: Fredrik Swärd.
The Dala Horse
Toys for Swedish children were made in the shape of horses many centuries ago. In the early 1800s, workers would carve horses from wood during breaks in their hard toil in the forests or at the charcoal stack. The horses began to be used as a form of payment and as goods for bartering, and were painted in bright colours. Today, some 200 years later, the Dala Horse is a symbol of Sweden and a popular tourist souvenir.