The story of the iconic Teddy Bear and the Lamp at HIA
The iconic canary-yellow teddy bear with a bedroom desk lamp fixture is located in the grand lobby of the Hamad International Airport and is a sight to behold. This colossal statue warmly greets guests, serving as a unique and whimsical symbol of welcome. Crafted by the Swiss sculptor Urs Fischer, this $6.8 million sculpture masterfully combines the playful innocence of a teddy bear with the functional yet comforting presence of a bedroom desk lamp.
As visitors step into the grand lobby they are immediately greeted by this larger-than-life installation, which stands as a nod to childhood and the concept of home. Its bright and sunny canary-yellow colour is eye-catching and envelopes a sense of warmth and cheer. The connection of the teddy bear and the lamp design creates a fascinating blend of nostalgia and contemporary art adding a touch of whimsical wonder to the airport's atmosphere.
This iconic sculpture is not only seen as a visual landmark within the airport but also reflects the pioneering spirit and dedication to the artistic innovation that Hamad International Airport is renowned for, It stands as a testament towards the airport's commitment to providing an exceptional and memorable experience for travellers, making HIA a feature as the world's best airport.
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