About HoptimistFor almost 50 years, the adorable Hoptimist characters Bimble, Bumble and Birdie have spread joy and made people smile. Hoptimist has a strong belief that a smile always begins with it another smile.
Grouped with the Kay Bojesen Monkey and the Georg Jensen Elephant, Hoptimist figures are part of the Danish design classics family. The original figures were designed by Hans Gustav Ehrenreich in 1968 and quickly became a success in Denmark. During 2009, the production of the Hoptimists resumed with a vision of taking advantage of Ehrenreich’s design heritage and continuing to spread joy with the hopping little figures.
Today, the Hoptimist family has been expanded with more characters, all based on Ehrenreich's idea of a circle and an ellipse. All Hoptimists are manufactured in Denmark to get as close to the original as possible. Hoptimist considers that a Danish design icon such as Hoptimist should be manufactured in the same way that it has always done, in Denmark.