Kay Bojesen (b. 1886), Denmark.
Kay Bojesen Danish Designer:
Kay Bojesen (1886–1958) was a Danish designer and silversmith who is best known for creating a wooden monkey which was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert museum in London in the nineteen-fifties, and which today is considered a design classic. Kay Bojesen's premise in his work was a conviction that his objects should have life, blood and a heart. This is especially obvious in his beloved toy soldiers and wooden animals. Best known of Kay Bojesen's many designs offered at Stardust is probably his wooden toy monkey which has become something of a classic, designed in accordance with Kay Bojesen's motto that lines should smile.
Kay Bojesen Wooden Animals:
Imagine for a moment that you can make a job out of "making people happy". That's what Kay Bojesen dreamed about and...accomplished. Kay Bojesen's range of familiar, much loved wooden animals from Stardust are classics of mid-century modern Danish design. His world-famous wooden figures are classic gifts for children and adults alike. Each character is hand-crafted in Denmark by expert craftsmen and furniture makers, and have movable parts. Familiar family members in the Wooden Animal collection by Kay Bojesen include popular classics such as the Bojesen Monkey, Dachshund, Hippo, Bear and Rabbit. Another wooden toy classic is the Kay Bojesen Rocking Horse which Bojesen designed in 1936. Kay Bojesen's wooden animals now have three newcomers which are nevertheless classics. These Danish wooden toys went out of production many years ago but are now re-introduced through Stardust. They include Puffin, the Lovebirds and Songbirds recently introduced in the Stardust collection. These hand-crafted wooden toys are created in close collaboration with the Bojesen family and according to Kay Bojesen's original drawings. Just like the Monkey, the Elephant and the Bear, the three newcomers have the same smiling lines and cheerful expressions that are Bojesen's homage to the playful child in all of us. Each wooden toys comes in a lovely gift box.
Kay Bojesen Monkey:
A Danish classic, the wooden Monkey designed by Kay Bojesen in 1951 is a beloved classic of Scandinavian design. The monkey with the prankster's look and the light coloured belly, has transformed kids' rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places. On Danish television it has a permanent place as a mascot in wildlife programs, and as a prize in quiz shows. Full of soul, humor, and with a twinkle in his eye, this is a must-have icon of Danish design and a popular Stardust gift idea for young and old that appeals to the child within us all. Stardust offers the original Kay Bojesen Monkey made by Rosendahl. Each Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey comes in a lovely gift box.
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