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Kay Bojesen's circus of animals draws from a sprawling family tree that spans all of zoology, including everything from animals of the savannah to household pets and wild birds. Bojesen's universe is one big happy family, and several of the animals have also formed their own design families varying in size and colour. Following in the footsteps of the family of monkeys and the colourful colony of birds, Kay Bojesen Denmark now presents the famous friendly, chubby Bear, made of oak and maple, in a grown-up “big bear” size of 25 cm.
Bojesen’s inspiration for the exotic bear came from close to home, where the Copenhagen Zoo made headlines with the story of Ursula, a bear cub who was rejected by her mother and raised as a foster child in the home of the zookeeper and his wife. This heart-warming tale caught Bojesen’s imagination in 1952 and prompted him to create the friendly, rounded Bear, who, despite the hardness of the wood, is always ready for a hug.
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Kay Bojesen's wooden animals come from across animal kingdom, from the sturdy elephant to the miniature monkey, but they have one thing in common: Regardless of their size, they share a great personality that exudes world-class Danish design, at the same time expressing Bojesen's famous sense of humor. This is especially true at Christmas, when the Monkey and other animals cheekily borrow Santa's hat and spread Christmas cheer throughout the home. The smallest members of the animal family,however, shouldn’t miss out, so Kay Bojesen Denmark now presents a size XS Santa’s hat, perfectly suited for both the mini Monkey and the diminutive Lovebirds.
This autumn, the adorable Santa cap accessory has been through the tumble dryer, shrinking to fit the smallest member of the monkey family. The hand-painted,red and white hat is held in place with a practical elastic strap under the miniature Monkey’s chin – perfect for swinging through the design jungle!
Kay Bojesen is the originator of a whole raft of iconic wooden figures, but the Monkey has been his particular signature design. This lifelike jungle creature first appeared in 1951, and since then the troupe of monkeys has proliferated. Today, therefore, the iconic wooden figure is available in several different sizes, and the time has come once again to add to the pedigree as Kay Bojesen Denmark introduces the ultimate new addition to the family: a baby-brother-sized Monkey, recreating Kay Bojesen’s familiar design in a charming miniature format.
Even though the monkey has “shrunk” significantly in relation to its original format, its big personality and charm remain intact. Just like its big brothers, the Monkey’s glossy black eyes gleam, while his long arms swing cheekily anywhere from the children’s room to the bookcase and the office, accompanying his ownersthrough thick and thin. The new “minimalist” size is also easy to place anywhere in your home interior – preferably as part of a still life with other miniature Danish design classics, where small is beautiful.
The Kay Bojesen Denmark Monkey (H: 7 cm) in teak and limba wood is priced at EUR 70.00 (RRP) and can be found in the shops from the beginning of March.
Throughout his career, Kay Bojesen kept up fast-paced production. Upon his death, he left more than 2,000 works in everything from silver to wood. In cooperation with the world-famous designer’s descendants, Kay Bojesen Denmark has maintained the same fast pace, continually relaunching Kay Bojesen’s most popular designs. This autumn, a new product category takes the limelight that will interest all petrol-heads, as Kay Bojesen Denmark brings not one but two cars out of the garage! The new cars have been created according to Bojesen’s original sketches and are available in two sizes in untreated oak and painted beech wood with a perspex windscreen.
Kay Bojesen created the sophisticated yet accessible car design especially for slightly older children who had grown out of clumsy designs on wide wheels and instead craved engine power worthy of a true superhero. Today, however, Kay Bojesen’s designs have long since moved out of the realm of toys and into the world of designer gadgets, where both the large natural wood car and the smaller painted Sedan stand to become cult collectors’ items for anyone who wants to liven up their home with a few select accessories.
Kay Bojesen’s Monkey was originally intended as a quirky coat hook for kids. Instead, the charismatic wooden figure ended up in the gadget category, and today the monkey is a design icon with fans all over the world. In recent years, Kay Bojesen Denmark has added a number of pals to the troupe of monkeys, and now once again there is good news from the family tree. This autumn, the brand is launching two more monkeys made from new combinations of materials – oak/maple, oak/smoked oak – benefiting from the recognition factor of their famous brothers, but at the same time making their own mark on Nordic interior design.
Even though this autumn’s two new products are twins in their design DNA, they are far from identical. Thelight Monkey swings directly into the Scandinavian Living style, mixing with new and old classics alike, whilethe dark Monkey makes itself at home with its exotic, deep colours harking back to the Monkey’s originsdeep in the jungles of design. The Monkey brothers share two important features: excellent craftsmanshipand exclusive, natural materials that give the design superb sustainability, as the timber takes on a trendypatina with age as only a true classic can.
Many design connoisseurs are all but in love with Kay Bojesen’s wooden figures. This is especially true of the jovial Santa Claus designed by Kay Bojesen in the 1940s, and subsequently revitalised much to the joy of everyone who loves Christmas. But even the busiest Santa can get lonely at Christmas and wish he had someone to enjoy the traditional Danish rice pudding with. That’s why Kay Bojesen Denmark is now launching a partner for Santa Claus, complete with her own wooden spoon, to really make the Christmas season a festival of the heart. Mrs Claus is a new design created true to Kay Bojesen’s design DNA in the image of Santa Claus and guaranteed to spread loads of Christmas love.
As a feminine model of Santa, Mrs Claus has the same smiling, lifelike wooden lines so typical of Kay Bojesen’s woodwork, fitting neatly into the crossover between fantasy figures and design objects. Mrs Claus is full of sweetness, too, and is sure to bring instant Christmas cheer as she arrives on desks, windowsills and nooks and crannies of wintry homes – as a supplement to her better half, Santa Claus, or on her own, as she starts her own traditions full of Christmas karma and girl power.
In the spring, when Kay Bojesen Denmark added a new category to the Kay Bojesen universe – the gallery products – the brand literally hit the nail on the head. Bojesen fans both new and old love the idea of displaying the iconic wooden animals as wall-hangings, and after the graphical zebra, we now have the chieftain of the menagerie, the Monkey, making its debut on canvas in four different motifs. The images are printed on canvas with a wooden frame on a leather cord, familiar from old classroom maps; in fact, the idea behind the collection is precisely to merge the joy of retro with modernity in a style that will grace any part of your home.
Just say the name Kay Bojesen, and many people will immediately answer “Monkey”. Even though Kay Bojesen designed a wide variety of things throughout his long career, including lots of other wooden animals, the Monkey is still at the forefront of his world-famous design universe – and its special celebrity status now gives the cheerful monkey an opportunity to become a photo model for a day. The result is the launch of three different photos and a photographed line drawing, as a second wave in Kay Bojesen Denmark’s new collection of gallery products. Its naïvist, human-like motifs are sure to touch the heart of all monkey fans.
Kay Bojesen really got around in the animal kingdom with his iconic wooden figurines, and his focus was not solely on the four-legged creatures. As a keen birdwatcher, Bojesen also created his own interpretations of several bird species, from the charming Puffin to the colourful Song Birds, the little Sparrows, and the love-struck Turtle Doves. Now the time has come to introduce another feathered favourite to the flock, as Kay Bojesen Denmark sends the Seagull aflight which Bojesen designed in 1954 for the Carpenters’ Guild’s jubilee exhibition. The Seagull comes in three sizes, and with its spring for hanging, it adds life to any window or corner.
Graphic prints are an ever-popular element in Nordic decor, as emphasised by the latest trend in interior design: the lithograph and the photograph. With its distinctive, monochromatic look, contemporary artwork adds personality to any home decor – just as The Monkey, The Hippo and Kay Bojesen’s other wooden figurines have done for decades. It therefore seems only natural for Kay Bojesen Denmark to now expand its product range to include gallery prints. The first animated image captured on canvas in the series is The Zebra, which has been interpreted in three motifs and canvas sizes: as modern photography created by the award-winning photography duo hagedornhagen and as photographs of Kay Bojesen’s own paper decorations and charcoal sketches.
Kay Bojesen’s family of wooden birds is a motley but charming flock. Little sparrows perched on a branch, songbirds on the terrace, puffins on the beach and turtle doves on the wedding table – Bojesen loved to create feathered creatures of all kinds. And now more birds are joining the flock as Kay Bojesen Denmark introduces two new miniature designs this spring: the Sparrow on a Stick and the Sparrow Couple. The new additions come in pairs that are ready to land in flowerpots and bouquets – and in the hearts of springtime lovers.
Kay Bojesen is known as a pioneer of Danish functionalism and as the founder of a very large family of wooden figurines. His inspiration came from far and wide, and each Kay Bojesen animal is unique – from the colourful Songbirds to the exotic Monkey and the good-natured Dog. However, every member of Kay Bojesen’s animal circus possesses the same charm and is often created based on the same circular shape that now so elegantly adorns this autumn’s softest new release from Kay Bojesen Denmark: a reversible throw blanket in lamb’s wool.
The stylised sketches stand out elegantly against a background of Jacquard-woven lamb’s wool, which makes the throw reversible and creates two completely different design impressions with its dark and light grey sides. The super-trendy grey tones are rooted in the Pantone scale and borrowed from someone else in the family – the distinguished patriarch of the Song Birds, Ernst, whose plumage comprises a dark grey body and a light grey head.
Kay Bojesen fandt oftest inspiration til sine ikoniske træfigurer i dyreriget, men hans store bagkatalog er også fuld af eksempler på firhjulede og tobenede figurer. Heriblandt Skiløberne, som Kay Bojesen skabte med sin søn og svigerdatter som forbillede i slutningen af 1940’erne. Denne sæson gør det kulørte par comeback på pisten, når Kay Bojesen Denmark sætter ”Datti” og ”Boje” i produktion og hylder den mere sporty side af Danmarks berømte funktionalist.
”Datti” og ”Boje” ligner ikke mennesker, men er alligevel uhyre menneskelige, når de med intense øjne, energisk kropssprog og smurte ski er klar-parat-start til at løbe ind overalt i boligen fra vindueskarmen til skrivebordet og reolhylden. Det farvestrålende, håndmalede bøgetræ gør figurerne til et iøjefaldende designstatement i indretningen, og figurerne emmer af nordisk folklore med kække tophuer og klædelig mønstereffekt på ”Dattis” moderigtige skioutfit.
Even though the wooden figurines in Kay Bojesen’s animal family are full of vigour and charm, they have never tried to appear true to life. On the contrary, Kay Bojesen set out to create imaginative versions of the animals, and this autumn Kay Bojesen Denmark has taken the creative license to introduce a zoological sensation: a larger version of the classic Hippo coated with a layer of blackboard paint that sets the stage for play, learning and short messages. The Hippo’s practical new function makes it a natural gathering point for the entire family, where this irresistible message board serves as a reminder to buy milk, lets you write a phone message and encourages the youngest members of the family to practice spelling, entirely in the spirit of Kay Bojesen’s modern didactic principles.
Kay Bojesen was not just a lover of animals, he was also a prodigious designer with a galloping imagination, and perhaps that is why the horse came so naturally to him. Today, Kay Bojesen Denmark has an entire herd of proud steeds in its stables: from the exotic Zebra to the fun-loving Rocking Horse and the wild Gelding carved in walnut. Now another horse is being added to the fold. Autumn 2016 offers a lovely carrot to design lovers – a light and swift-footed horse in untreated wood, a cousin to Bojesen’s other beechwood figurines.
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In recent years, Kay Bojesen’s famous animal circus has regularly welcomed new members to the menagerie. Although perhaps aviary is more precise, as the past years have seen the arrival of several feathered friends, from the love-struck Turtle Doves to the charming Puffin. The newest addition is The Sparrows, designed by Kay Bojesen in 1935 and now taking renewed flight. In spring 2016, Kay Bojesen Denmark is introducing a chirpingly charming new product, complete with landing board, for the seven colourful little birds named after the days of the week.
The Sparrows are known for flying and living in flocks. Kay Bojesen Denmark has therefore grouped them together in this year’s new release, as a set of seven sparrows accompanied by a magnetic board. The birds are all named after a day of the week and come with magnets so they don’t fly away, but stay safely in their spot on the bookshelf or a decorative tray on the coffee table.
Kay Bojesen is known for his characteristic design mantra: “There’s got to be a bit of circus in it”. He also firmly believed that in good design the lines should smile. However, this whimsical approach to fine craftsmanship never overshadowed Kay Bojesen’s focus on aesthetics and functionalism. Not even when he designed for children, because Kay Bojesen had a keen interest in didactics and modern educational principles.
This spring, as a tribute to learning through play, Kay Bojesen Denmark is launching Kay Bojesen’s irresistible children’s tableware in melamine, which puts the alphabet and telling time on the menu, transforming mealtime into a creative time in family life.
They say you can’t teach an old circus horse new tricks. Luckily, that’s not true for Kay Bojesen’s delightful animal circus, where a proud beast from the 1930s will be galloping into the manège this autumn to take both new and old design-riders by storm. The Horse joins Kay Bojesen Denmark’s family of tufted and hoofed animals, from The Zebra to The Rocking Horse, and is made from oiled walnut just like its dark-wooded cousin The Dog.
Kay Bojesen was known for his ability to bring wood to life, and with its straight legs and striking mane, The Horse is the embodiment of Kay Bojesen’s magical touch. There are no moveable parts in the design, and yet it is still so lifelike. With its watchful eyes, bowed neck and majestic tale, the horse is ready to gallop off at any moment, and only a thin leather strap keeps the imagination and speed in check. The Horse – like The Dog – is made from solid, oiled walnut in an exclusive design that makes a perfect gadget for the desk, shelf or study. The figurine also makes a wonderful gift for design-loving cowgirls and boys of all ages.
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There is no denying that designer Kay Bojesen was a real animal lover. During his lifetime, he created an entire circus of wooden animals, each more charming than the next – from the exotic Elephant to the delightful Dog. This autumn, Kay Bojesen Denmark has once again visited the design archives and found another dog to add to the collection: Tim. This charming and amiable miniature terrier created by Kay Bojesen in 1935 is big news despite its small size.
Kay Bojesen named the little terrier Tim and produced it in both light and dark wood types but never with a lead or collar, for naturally Tim walks his how charming path. And this autumn Kay Bojesen Denmark is setting two versions of Tim the Dog into the world – in natural oak and smoked oak – offering double the opportunity to start a Kay Bojesen kennel filled with four-legged friends. Like Bojesen’s other wooden figurines, Tim makes a wonderful present for birthdays, christenings, confirmations, anniversaries and all manner of special occasions where it’s good to have a loyal friend.
Throughout his life, Kay Bojesen had a soft spot for wood and a unique talent for bringing to life his designs using everything from teak to oak. Over the years, he produced a whole army of iconic wooden figurines and now Kay Bojesen Denmark is celebrating the designer’s softer side with a new category for the little ones: throw blankets. These children’s throws feature illustrations by Bo Bendixen and come in red and blue, making them perfect as christening and birthday gifts. Especially when supplemented by the other new product this autumn: a wooden rattle in untreated beechwood designed by Bojesen in 1932.
As the child grows, the throw can be used in the pram, on the sofa and on the floor, while older children can use it to make little wooden or wicker chairs more comfy or to take a nap gently wrapped in the dreamy soft material.As an extra little design detail, Kay Bojesen Denmark’s children’s throw is jacquard woven, making it reversible with the opposite colour on the other side. The short-staple, soft quality also ensures that the throw doesn’t feel scratchy when tucked down around the little one to keep them warm in the pram or stroller.
The rattle is made from untreated beechwood, which ages with grace and has been purposely kept free of colour. Kay Bojesen was a firm believer that children’s imaginations were strong enough to let them see the world in colour, just as he did himself with his colourful personality.
Kay Bojesen’s wooden animals are known and loved all over the world. He found inspiration for his designs on the various continents and now Kay Bojesen Denmark is adding yet another animal to its “designer zoo”, The Zebra. Kay Bojesen created the charming zebra as the first of the exotic animals in 1935. It has since been joined by The Monkey, The Elephant and The Hippo, and now another four-legged playmate is moving from the savannah into the modern home.
Like its fellow figures, the zebra was created to bring delight to the gift table on christenings, confirmations, jubilees – at all of life’s special celebrations. This new spring addition is sure to appeal to everyone looking to expand their Kay Bojesen collection by giving the other exotic animals in the menagerie – the swinging monkey, the hefty elephant and the king of the watering hole, the hippo – a new striped playmate.
Ever since Kay Bojesen’s Songbirds took their first flight, these colourful wooden birds have taken the design world by storm. New birds have joined the flock each season – most recently the grey head of the family, Ernst. And now we see the arrival of yet another winged relative. Alfred, named after Kay Bojesen’s great grandson, is the first of The Songbirds to appear au naturel – made from natural oak.
Like the other Songbirds, Kay, Ernst, Peter, Ruth, Otto, Pop and Sunshine, Alfred is a perfect design gift for a wedding, christening, birthday, anniversary or any other day of celebration. The new design is also an easy way to integrate the wood trend into a modern home – naturally!
Kay Bojesen’s famous wooden figurines are often described as toys, but the Guardsman, monkey and other animals are clearly iconic designs that appeal to the child in all of us. This world-renowned designer also created designs for children, and now Kay Bojesen Denmark is launching The Alphabet blocks for the first time. The blocks saw the light of day in the late 1950s, and today the intelligent design still captures the charm of little ones learning while they play.
The monkey is without doubt Kay Bojesen’s most popular wooden figurine. Today, more than 300,000 monkeys are playing the day away in offices, bookcases and children’s rooms all over the world, as this diminutive jungle swinger has become an international design icon – and a symbol of the best of Danish design. This great affection for the small wooden figurine has prompted Kay Bojesen Denmark to expand its monkey troop and launch a medium-sized 28 cm monkey.
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Until 21 September 2014, Sophienholm in Lyngby will host Denmark’s largest-ever exhibition of this popular designer’s most iconic masterpieces. His charming and original universe of functional design will also be reflected in a new book about Bojesen; a colourful, cultural character who enjoyed a long life and was the father of the famous wooden monkey, the Guardsman, Grand Prix cutlery and much, much more.
The Kay Bojesen exhibit at Sophienholm comprises a wide array of objects from Kay Bojesen’s multifarious design universe, including pieces from the largest private collections in Denmark.
The Kay Bojesen exhibition at Sophienholm runs from 28 June to 21 September.
The turtle dove is known in both ornithology and mythology for mating for life, and with the launch of Kay Bojesen Denmark’s new Turtle Doves this spring, all design lovers will have a new friend for life.
The Turtle Dove, which is a smaller version of its colourful cousin, The Songbird, is made from two-tone natural wood and sold in pairs as the ideal gift for any heartfelt celebration, from weddings to housewarmings.
With the springtime launch, all design lovers now have the opportunity to give The Turtle Doves as a gift on a heartfelt occasion. The courting doves are the perfect present for summer weddings, but also to celebrate a housewarming, graduation, birthday or christening, where the beautiful design can become a lifetime companion for the recipient – as is the true nature of the turtle dove.
Kay Bojesen’s woodwork is full of personality – from the swinging Monkey to the cheeky Hippo. In 2012, Kay Bojesen Denmark set the colourful Songbirds aflight, featuring names from the designer’s own family. Now another bird has landed in the family tree – the elegant, silver-topped leader of the flock, Ernst.
In spring 2014, Kay Bojesen Denmark is ready with a strong and noble new release, as the Songbird Family is joined by a seventh member. The distinguished gentleman “Ernst”, with his discrete grey plumage and striking black bill, is a perfect match for today’s graphic interior design trends.
Ernst is named after Kay Bojesen’s father, who for years published a satirical magazine called The Octopus, and the well-known Danish publisher passed on his sense of humour, imagination and playfulness to his famed son.
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Kay Bojesen is regarded as one of Denmark's biggest designer names and his designs are among the most popular in Danish design.
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