Hils' Dad - HG, was a bit of a character. Maker of violins, Shredded Wheat with warm milk and the most delicious jam sandwich a 5 year old could ever dream of, he also gave her the nickname of 'The Damned Oiseau'.
When Rob saw the shape of our Oiseaux family unfold whilst cutting a pound sign, he named his new design after his bird & HG's Damned Oiseau. And so the MuffatPrague Oiseau was born.
Here's a photo of HG and his Damned Oiseau in an accidentally co-ordinated autumnal palette. But then again it was the 70's. Even the dog was beige.