The wooden rabbit from Kay Bojesen Denmark is part of a collection of wooden animals that were created by the designer Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. The wooden rabbit possesses a modern expression without unnecessary forms. With its timeless designs, it 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 observes its surroundings with its eyes. This is how the wooden rabbit from Kay Bojesen is placed in the unique area between fantasy figures and design objects. Full of soul, humour, and handicraft, it is an appeal to the playful child in each one of us.
But not only in the children’s room, but also on shelves and in offices, the wooden animals from Kay Bojesen are desired collectors items that are passed from one generation to another. The animals are perfect for gift ideas, 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 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 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. In his naïve designs, form and function, seriousness, and game melt into one. At the same time, Bojesen had a unique ability of waking wood to life, which made his works international design icons.