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Wooden animals

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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€2,114.95

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Horse
FSC®-Certification
Horse
Horse
Horse
Horse
Other animals
Horse
1 colors
€99.951 colors
Monkey small
FSC®-Certification
Monkey small
Monkey mini
Monkey medium
Monkey small
Monkey small
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Monkey large
Monkey mini
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Monkey
Monkey small
3 colors
€139.953 colors
Lovebirds 1 Pair
FSC®-Certification
Lovebirds 1 Pair
Lovebirds 1 Pair
Lovebirds 1 Pair
Birds
Lovebirds 1 Pair
2 colors
€109.952 colors
Reworked Anniversary Bear small
Reworked Anniversary Bear small
Bear small
Bear medium
Reworked Anniversary Bear medium
Reworked anniversary Bear large
Bear small
New!
Other animals
Reworked Anniversary Bear small
1 colors
€154.951 colors
Monkey mini
FSC®-Certification
Monkey mini
Monkey mini
Monkey small
Monkey medium
Monkey small
Monkey small
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Monkey large
Monkey mini
Monkey mini
Monkey
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Monkey large
FSC®-Certification
Monkey large
Monkey large
Monkey mini
Monkey small
Monkey medium
Monkey small
Monkey small
Reworked Anniversary Monkey small
Monkey mini
Monkey
Monkey large
€1,599.95
Reworked Anniversary Bear medium
Reworked Anniversary Bear medium
Reworked Anniversary Bear medium
Bear small
Bear medium
Reworked Anniversary Bear small
Reworked anniversary Bear large
Bear medium
New!
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Reworked Anniversary Bear medium
1 colors
€569.951 colors
Poppy Year Bird
Poppy Year Bird
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Birds
Poppy Year Bird
€69.95
Monkey medium
FSC®-Certification
Monkey medium
Monkey medium
Monkey mini
Monkey small
Monkey small
Monkey small
Reworked Anniversary Monkey small
Monkey large
Monkey mini
Monkey
Monkey medium
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Monkey medium
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Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen is synonymous with original Danish design. He remains one of the biggest Danish designers from the 1900s, and represents the story of one of the strongest and most loved brands in Danish design history, with classics in a class of their own. For decade after decade, he crafted original stories out of wood, resulting in a creative, playful world filled with love, smiling lines and unique shapes.

He specialised in the smaller but highly decorative objects for the home, and his iconic wooden monkey has become a particularly strong graphic design object that is known and loved by all ages. Today, the monkey can be found in almost all Danish homes and is not only a part of Danish design culture, but also a part of the everyday life of Danes.
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