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Wooden Whale Box

created by

Karl Zahn


created by

Karl Zahn

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In the Belly of the Whale

With its booming call, splashing and playful surfacing, the whale serves as an ancient symbol for joy and creativity. This cheery figurine, designed by Karl Zahn, exemplifies the inspiration born from ancient art forms. Made from new growth beech wood in China, this little whale keeps your secrets behind his smile, hinging open to reveal an interior compartment, perfect for hiding your own little treasures.

Enamored with what he calls "forgotten technology," Karl Zahn strives to turn back the clock on contemporary design with some traditional aesthetic principals. Alum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Zahn worked as an Architectural Fabricator in San Francisco before going on to study Danish furniture in Copenhagen. Believing that technology progresses too quickly for people to properly explore their full potential, Zahn actively creates pieces that walk the line between old-fashioned and contemporary, all the while drawing heavily from Danish history and industrial craft.


Made from
beech wood
8.5" L x 2.75" W x 2.75" H
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Wooden Whale Box has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.