Henri, The Hippocampus
Embark on a journey to the mythical world of the hippocampus with Henri, a delightful creation inspired by the legendary creatures of yore. In ancient Greek mythology, hippocampi were celebrated for their grace and beauty. These majestic beings, with the upper bodies of horses and the tails of fish, symbolized the untamed spirit of the sea. Now, one of these mystical creatures comes to life as your whimsical companion – Henri the Hippocampus.
At the heart of this enchanting tale lies the logo of Hotel Juana in Juan-les-Pins, France, where art and mythology intertwine. The hippocampus has played a vital role in history, appearing in Art Deco architecture as a symbol of elegance and imagination. Henri takes this tradition to new heights with his vibrant, colorful interpretation, capturing the essence of both myth and artistry.
Crafted with meticulous care and artistic passion, Henri emerges as a true masterpiece. Inspired by the legacy of art deco design, he embodies the spirit of a bygone era while breathing new life into its timeless charm. Each Henri is born from the creative genius of our founder, Andria, and brought to life by skilled artisans who share her vision.
Henri’s journey begins with the careful selection of materials, as wool threads are hand-woven and hand-dyed using extracts from nature’s palette. This process infuses him with the very essence of vibrant landscapes, creating a piece of art that radiates with every hue.
But Henri is more than just a work of art; he’s a companion, a storyteller, and a guardian of the imaginative spirit. As you venture into your own modern-day adventures, let Henri accompany you – a reminder that myth and artistry are alive and well in the colorful tapestry of the everyday. With him by your side, every moment becomes a celebration of creativity, wonder, and the magic that resides in the world around us.
Other animals can be created upon request, please email us.
- Dimensions: 9″H or 5″H seated x 9″W x 2″D (23cmH or 13cmH seated x 23cmW x 5cmD)
- Wipe with damp cloth. Dry in sun.
- Made in Mexico.
Many of our items are custom made to order. Please allow three to five weeks for delivery depending on the item.