Margarete Ostheimer had originally captured the bird world in three birds of paradise, which served as colorful archetypes. When Stephan Zech took over the design, he soon decided to add several birds native to Central Europe to the Ostheimer collection. Not only because these birds are dear and familiar to him, but also because he thought it was important that children develop a relationship to these small, delicate, so enriching inhabitants of nature. In his designs, he captured the most important characteristics of each bird to make them recognizable and reflect their character.
Why mostly Central European birds? Honestly, because we know them best and from our own experience.