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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.
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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.
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