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Kay Bojesen had many talents and a wonderful imagination. He worked diligently to create design lines that, in his own words, smiled. This special talent has created a magical universe of wooden animals and figurines that have become treasured classics the world over.

 

A wooden Santa

With his paternal attitude, unyielding optimism and mantra that good design should be personal, warm and lively, Kay Bojesen could never be described as stiff as wood, quite the contrary! And yet, throughout his life, wood was his preferred medium, and the breadth of Kay Bojesen’s work is vast: from puffins and songbirds to rabbits and cool monkeys.

This autumn, Kay Bojesen Denmark adds another member to the design family with the relaunching of his original wooden Santa from the 1940s, complete with bag and walking stick.

A fabulous feathered friend

Last year, the colourful Songbirds flew into the family, and this year, we see the arrival of another feathered friend when Rosendahl gives us The Puffin. The bird known in Danish as the “sea parrot” because of its colourful bill may be Kay Bojesen’s most popular “forgotten” design, which he brought to life in 1954 in collaboration with scenographer Svend Johansen.

Spring 2013 is the launch season of The Puffin, which Kay Bojesen created around the same time as The Monkey, The Bear and The Elephant, but which differs greatly in appearance from the other animals.

A little bird told me ...

In Spring 2012, a new creation from Kay Bojesen Denmark takes flight to the delight of fans of all ages: The Songbird. It is a hitherto unknown design created by Kay Bojesen in the 1950s, but never put into production, until now. We bid Ruth, Pop, Otto, Kay, Peter and Sunshine a warm welcome to Bojesen’s wonderful animal family and predict that the six colourful personalities will quickly find friends among design lovers the world over.

Kay Bojesen plays wtih the favorite dishes

The monkey, the elephant, the bear, the rabbit, the soldier, the dachshund and the hippo are now inviting you to a food circus as motifs illustrated by danish illustrator Thomas Warming on a new children's crockery set that gets the imagination running and makes it easier for the carrots to slide down...

 

The Hippo

The Hippo was born in 1955. Its main function everyday was to keep track of Kay Bojesen’s sketching pencil. For decades, the animal universe of Kay Bojesen has united children and adults in endless hours of storytelling and day dreaming.

The Hippo is made of white oak. It is an exact replica created from Kay Bojesen’s original drawings.
 

The Rabbit

The Rabbit was born in 1957 as the youngest member of Kay Bojesen’s animal family. For decades, the animal universe of Kay Bojesen has united children and adults in endless hours of storytelling and day dreaming. 

The Rabbit is made of white oak. It is an exact replica created from Kay Bojesen’s original drawings.

The Dog

The Dog was born in 1934. Kay Bojesen’s intention was never to create an exact replica of any animal. His ambition was to create playful variations that should be pleasant to hold.

The Dog is made of walnut wood and is treated with wood oil. It is an exact replica created from Kay Bojesen’s original drawings.