The wooden zebra is one of the first figurines from Kay Bojesen’s wooden animal collection. The zebra also explores the unique boundary between fantasy figurine and design object.
The zebra emerged long before Bojesen’s most popular animal, the wooden ape. While the latter first saw the light of day in 1951, the wooden zebra had already come into existence in 1935. This made it one of the first exotic animals by the Danish designer. The zebra galloped from the savannah directly to Kay Bojesen’s shop in the heart of Copenhagen. It owes its charming stripes to the artist Svend Johansen, who also gave the puffin its colourful plumage.
Wooden animals for design lovers
As before, the zebra is today produced from solid beech wood and hand-painted. Not only is it suitable as a complement to Bojesen’s other wooden animals, but due to its minimalist design and colouring, it also looks excellent on its own.
Like all of the wooden animals by Kay Bojesen Denmark, the zebra is also a wooden figurine which doesn’t bring smiles to the faces of just children. Even adult design lovers will love the iconic wooden animals, whose simple outlines are full of expression and character.