Rubber Ducki

Rubber Duck is an installation created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman built to resemble the yellow bath toy. The 16.5-metre giant Rubber Duck arrived in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013, having visited 12 cities, including Sydney, Osaka and Auckland.


While we fret about the deadly bird flu from up north, this giant ducky floating in our harbour has brought much-needed lighthearted relief. Our pressure cooker of a city certainly needs more laughter and humour, and less anger and confrontation. So thank you, Florentijn Hofman!

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Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s giant yellow rubber duck installation made waves in Hong Kong. He talks about his next major work – a selfie-taking giant panda in Sichuan, China. ‘I want people who travel there to touch it,’ he says.

Lam Shu-kam, founder of design studio AllRightsReserved, brought Florentijn Hofman’s giant rubber duck to Hong Kong, as well as Kaws’ Companion and Paulo Grangeon’s 1,600 pandas. More recently he has turned to Japanese artists.


The "authentic" Beijing version might not have been produced properly, say the team that made the Hong Kong version. Both ducks were designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.

Rubber duck fever is mounting in Beijing ahead of the imminent arrival of another enormous inflatable duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, tempered by questions about the cost of viewing it and the traffic jams it might cause.

Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck installation gained rave reviews when a 16.5 metre-tall version arrived in Hong Kong this summer.

Fans of the Rubber Duck can catch another glimpse of their 16.5-metre tall yellow friend at City Gallery - the city's first planning and infrastructure gallery. Opened in 2002, the gallery displays Hong Kong's major planning proposals and infrastructure projects.

That Rubber Duck is at it again - after stealing the hearts of Hongkongers since sailing into the harbour, it is stealing the show at Cheung Chau's Bun Festival. And while the traditional buns stamped with the iconic "peace" logo continued to be a big hit, rubber ducks could be seen in the parade and on various products on sale.

Conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman's creation, which made its debut in the harbour the week before last, lies deflated in the water. The 16.5-metre-high inflatable sculpture was due to remain at the Ocean Terminal for a month but was last night pictured lying on its side.


Who would have thought a rubber duck would stir such a frenzy? From news reports to social media, the giant inflatable is the talk of the town, drawing children and adults alike to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront where the seaborne artwork is moored.

Local businesses have taken to a giant inflatable like a duck to water, with restaurants to curio sellers all riding the waves made by Hong Kong's new attraction.

Florentijn Hofman has a reputation as a man of principle. Behind the playful, outsized Rubber Duck floating in Victoria Harbour is an artist who takes his work seriously.

Tens of thousands flocked for a glimpse of the yellow inflatable sculpture over the weekend, but it has prompted ridicule among some internet users, and one even posted a video of it exploding, raising fears somebody could try to damage it.


Yesterday was the coldest day in May in almost a century. But the sun came out and warmed up the city when the gigantic Rubber Duck finally graced Victoria Harbour, melting the hearts of more than a thousand spectators waiting in the cold all morning.


The inflatable sculptures dotting the waterfront of West Kowloon have inspired plenty of debate - and now a local travel agency is selling package tours to see them. Sunflower Travel is offering a one-day tour to see the sculptures, including the much talked about 16.5-metre Rubber Duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, which is due to sail into Victoria Harbour on Thursday.

The 15.5 metre-tall Complex Pile, by acclaimed and controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, is part of a display of inflatable art on show in West Kowloon. It was found damaged yesterday after a sudden downpour on Thursday night following a day of sunshine.

The 16.5-metre tall Rubber Duck that is taking up residence in Victoria Harbour next week will bring more than just love and joy to the city, says its creator. It will also change people's perspective of the iconic skyline.

Travellers to the airport might well have wondered if the Ma Wan Channel had been turned into a giant tub - the 16.5-metre-tall Rubber Duck, created by Dutch conceptual artist Florentjin Hofman, was towed by a tugboat - less than half its size - around Hong Kong yesterday. It passed dozens of vessels and went under the Ting Kau Bridge, catching the eye of coastal residents, ship workers and many online users. The duck will be moved to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui next week.