Antoni & Tivoli

Ib Antoni's love for Tivoli

The Tivoli Gardens had a big place in Ib’s heart and therefore it is only natural that this Copenhagen pearl is a great pivotal point in many of his works.

Ib Antoni was a frequent guest in Tivoli and enjoyed a vast number of luncheons with friends and colleagues at his favourite restaurant in Copenhagen – “Grøften” (“The Ditch”) in Tivoli.

Throughout his entire life, The Tivoli Gardens were an enormous joy and source of inspiration, which we constantly find proof of in the examinations of the vast amount of original works in our possession.

We therefore strive to do all that we can to maintain this bond in our brand, so that the rest of the world can take part in Ib’s and Tivoli’s love affair.
On the occasion of the The Gardens’ 175th anniversary Antoni Legacy joined forces with Tivoli to launch the charming jubilee poster and the elegant Antoni Tivoli lamp, both originally designed by Ib in 1968.

These and many other charming Antoni-Tivoli products, can be found here.

The Tivoli anniversary edition
of the iconic Antoni lamp

Tivoli celebrates their 175th anniversary with a very special lamp designed in 1968 by Ib Antoni (1929-1973). The lamp continues to be produced and assembled in Denmark.

This special made anniversary edition is unique – each one with its’ own year engraved, and therefore only available in a limited number; 176 items – one lamp for each of the years Tivoli has existed, from 1843 until 2018. Find out which numbers are still available right here.

With colours carefully selected in cooperation with Tivoli’s colour-responsible, Thomas Winkler, and a light bulb chosen by Tivoli’s lighting designer, Jesper Kongshaug, the ”Antoni Tivoli” lamp stylishly represents Tivoli and Danish design. Thomas Winkler states: ”The colours are inspired by Tivoli and something as Danish as a cornflower in a cornfield ready for harvest. In Tivoli we know the blue colour from the peacock and the golden colour from The Pantomime Theatre for example.”

This model is called ”Antoni Tivoli – Tivoli’s 175th Anniversary” and in the box you will find an Ib Antoni notebook in A6 with Ib Antoni’s Tivoli-illustration, designed on the occasion of the Tivoli Garden’s 125th anniversary in 1968.
The lamp, the anniversary poster and all the other charming Antoni-Tivoli products can be bought in the shop ”Little Tivoli” in the Tivoli Gardens or right here.

The anniversary poster brought to life in charming animation

For the first time in history one of Tivoli’s jubilee posters have been brought to life as an animation

The animation of Ib Antoni’s Tivoli jubilee poster from 1968 has been developed by one of the world’s leading animation agencies, Studio AKA in London and director Steve Small. The English agency has won a vast number of awards for their work.

The animation with the charming love-birds sitting on one of the old glass-bulbs in The Tivoli Gardens has been brought to life with an entirely new animation technique, developed during the process of this work with the motives of Ib Antoni.

In the work with Antoni’s illustrations, one of the main principles of Studio AKA has been not to change anything in the poster itself, but to bring it to life exactly as Ib Antoni originally drew it. Thus, you are able to freeze the animation on a single frame and see the original poster exactly as it was drawn in 1968.

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