The wooden rhino from Kay Bojesen Denmark is part of a collection from wooden animals that were created by the designer Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. It is the most angular animal design from Kay Bojesen and with its movable throat at the same time the only one with a real utility function as pen holder.
Kay Bojesen himself used the lovingly colossus as pencil holder. With this function, the rhino is the ultimate gadget for small and big ones, on the desk at home or in the office. That is how the wooden rhino 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.
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.
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 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.
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