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Kay Bojesen’s horse first saw the light of day in the early 1930s, and quickly became an iconic, popular friend for children and adults alike. The horse is made of light, untreated beech. Its soft lines and cheerful expression give free rein to a galloping imagination full of daydreams. With its classic design, the horse will quickly become part of the family and will fit in with any home. A great gift idea for memorable occasions – anything from a confirmation to a wedding. A design classic that will last a lifetime and can be handed down to future generations. The horse comes in an attractive gift box.
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Beech #39210
Material
Untreated beech
Size
Height 14 cm Width 15.50 cm Depth 7.50 cm
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Kay Bojesen Denmark
Item number
39210

Kay Bojesen

Wooden animals

The Kay Bojesen Wooden Animals range consists of a beautiful and imaginative bunch of animals from tree monkeys to songbirds – all beloved design classics that quickly become part of the family and fit into any home. Kay Bojesen worked based on the philosophy that wood only comes to life when it gets a story – a philosophy that was consistent with all his figures. The combination of this concept and Kay Bojesen’s unique talent turned his magical world of Wooden Figures and Animals into beloved classics and design icons that will last for decades to come.

Kay Bojesen is one of the big Danish designers. He was able to turn wood into original stories like no other. He had a knack for bringing the wood to life. Or as he put it: “Making the line smile”. And the lines certainly smile in each of the Wooden Animals – which have all become iconic.

In addition to the ubiquitous Monkey, which has become the most popular of the Wooden Animals, the series includes both the exotic Elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Pandas and Bears, and also animals that we are more likely to come across such as Seagulls, Horses, Rabbits and Dogs.

Common to all Kay Bojesen's Wooden Animals is their wonderful expression. Kay Bojesen originally created his wooden figures and wooden animals as toys for children. The design had to be simple and solid, while also inspiring children to play – and the cute animals also had to make them smile. Today, the fine details and soft shapes are a distinctive feature that is repeated in all of the series’ Wooden Animals.

It is therefore also intentional that the animals are not necessarily particularly sophisticated or dominated by rich details. Instead their soft and organic shapes are designed based on the child’s own world. Playful lines without thinking about recreating real life animals, but imaginative variations that are quickly loved by any child and which fit into any home.

Kay Bojesen had a unique talent for giving his figures a soft and human expression – always with a twinkle in their eye. The smiling lines, vibrant wood and original story appeal to the child in all of us. And it's this philosophy and unique design combined with a high quality and exceptional craftsmanship that explains why his vibrant wooden figures are more popular than ever. They remain special gifts for memorable occasions, treasured and coveted collector’s items and unique design icons throughout the home.

The majority of the wooden animals are turned in FSC®-certified oak or beech, and the manual production with painting and printing is carried out with the great precision and care that characterises the wooden animals from Kay Bojesen. The shape is based on the original figures from Kay Bojesen’s archive, which are simple and minimalist but full of life and soul and emitting that sense of magic and adventure that was so part of Kay Bojesen’s spirit and his flair for storytelling

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