It all started with a bird, then a girl, a boy and a frog. In 1968, Danish cabinetmaker Hans Gustav Ehrenreich (1917-1984) started the production of Hoptimists. Ehrenreich initially designed the famous Birdies, but by 1969 the girl Bimble, the boy Bumble and the frog Kvak were born.
Since then, more figures have been added to the family, and today Bimble, Bumble, Birdie and Kvak represent the classics that started it all. Back then, the colours were red, yellow, orange and green, but today the happiness-inducing designs come in a wealth of colours. Bimble is recognisable by her smiling eyes, while Bumble’s eyes are attentive and inquisitive.In 1968, Danish cabinetmaker Hans Gustav Ehrenreich (1917-1984) started the production of Hoptimists. Ehrenreich began with the famous Birdies, but by 1969 Kvak and the classic Bimble and Bumble figures were born.