The wooden dog from Kay Bojesen Denmark is part of a collection of wooden animals that were created by the designer Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. Despite the fact that the wooden dog from Kay Bojesen Denmark should not be understood as a copy from a real animal, it possesses a strong personality full of life: irresistibly it stands and waits for a stick to be thrown or a falling delicacy.
That is how the wooden dog from Kay Bojesen is placed in the unique limit area between fantasy figure and design object. Full of soul, humour, and handicraft art, it is an appeal to the playful child in each one of us. The wooden dog from Rosendahl possesses a pure, modern expression without unnecessary forms abd delights with its timeless design both young and grown up people.
Not only in the children’s room, but also on shelves and in offices, the wooden animals by Kay Bojesen are desired collectors’ items that are passed down from one generation to another. Therefore the animals are perfectly made for gifts, everywhere life and fun are: baptism, birthday, confirmation, graduation, marriage, anniversary.
The Danish manufacturer Rosendahl Design Group manufactures the Kay Bojesen wooden animals in tight cooperation with his family fromhigh quality oak wood and walnut that win 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 one of a circus,” is how he used to describe his works, from which his lovingly wooden creatures are counted among the most popular ones.
Kay Bojesen is counted among the greatest Danish functionalists with his user friendly and modern form-speaking. In his naïve designs, form and function, seriousness and game melt into one unity. At the same time Bojesen had a unique ability of waking wood to life, which made his works international design icons.