Kay Bojesen Danish Rabbit by Rosendahl Kay Bojesen Danish Rabbit by Rosendahl

    Kay Bojesen Danish Rabbit by Rosendahl

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    Kay Bojesen Rabbit by Rosendahl
    Wooden Animals designed by Kay Bojesen

    Designer: Kay Bojesen
    Manufacturer: Rosendahl

    Kay Bojesen Rabbit by Rosendahl. The oak wood Rabbit is the latest addition to Kay Bojesen's menagerie of wooden animals. The original pencil sketch dates from 1934. Kay Bojesen's intention was never to create an exact replica of any animal but to create a playful variation that should be pleasant to hold and make you smile, and his fully articulated wooden rabbit certainly does that. The rabbit – designed by Kay Bojesen – is a Danish classic wooden piece, a perfect gift for kids as well as for design interested adults!

    The wooden Rabbit from Rosendahl is part of a collection from wooden animals that were created by the legendary Danish designer Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. The wooden rabbit possesses a pure, modern expression without unnecessary forms. With his timeless designs, he delights young people and grown-ups. Despite the fact that the wooden rabbit should not be understood as copy of a real existing animal, it possesses a strong personality full of life: curious and with pointed ears it keeps the whole surroundings in his eyes. This is how the wooden rabbit from Kay Bojesen is placed in the unique limit area between fantasy figures and design objects. Full of soul, humour and handcrafted art it is an appeal to the playful child in each one of us. But not only in the children’s room, but also in shelves and offices, the wooden animals from Kay Bojesen are meanwhile desired collectors items that are passed from one generation to another. Therefore the animals are perfectly made for gift-ideas, everywhere life and game is: baptism, birthday, confirmation, graduation, marriage, anniversary. Rosendahl manufactures the Kay Bojesen wooden animals in tight cooperation with his family out of high quality oak wood and walnut that wins charm with passing years. Bojesen himself has paid homage to the mantra that good design should be human, warm and vivid, during his whole life: They should remind of a circus, is how he used to describe his works, from which his lovingly wooden creatures count to the most popular ones. Kay Bojesen counts to the greatest Danish functionalists with his user friendly and modern form-speaking. In his naïve designs, form and function, seriousness and game melt to a unity. At the same time Bojesen had a unique ability of waking wood to life, what made his works international design icons.

    Kay Bojesen (1886–1958) was an apprentice of Georg Jensen, training as a silversmith in 1910. After a few years in Germany and France, he began working as a silversmith in Copenhagen. In the 1930s he realised there was something particularly lively about wood, and his wooden figures have made him one of the great pioneers of Danish art manufacture. Happily, Kay Bojesen was far too curious to restrict himself to the work of refining metals, and he began experimenting with other materials. In the course of his exploration, he discovered wood as a material with very special possibilities for industrial treatment and styling. This discovery led to the classic guardsmen and a whole zoological garden taking shape between his hands.

    Dimensions: 6.7"H x 3.15"W
    Material: oak wood

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