“…. As a young boy I made my first penguin
out of paper pulp (papier-mâché) and when
it was dry I painted it black and white.
For years this 20 cm high penguin lived on top
of the cupboard in my childhood home.
Unfortunately my apartment was destroyed
in the 40’s during the bombing of Helsinki
and the penguin was lost in the mayhem of
Now thanks to Magis I have again my
The shape of the head and the profile with
the cute beak have the right proportions and
the eyes have the realistic almond shape
characteristic to penguin chicks.
This little penguin has perhaps had a little
too much to eat and therefore has the round
belly, but this particular rotund shape allows
it to mimic the realistic waddling movement,
which makes it so lovable and cute.”