With its friendly face and its round sturdy body, the Kay Bojesen wooden elephant from Kay Bojesen Denmark already cast a spell on many other people. This cute wooden elephant is a real classic for kids as well as for grown ups.
The wooden elephant consists of solid oak wood. Thanks to the high quality material as well as the exceptional production, Kay Bojesen’s legendary design offers playing-enjoyment for many years. The wooden elephant is part of a collection of wooden animals that has been designed by Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. Today the Danish company Rosendahl Design Group manufactures the wooden animals in close cooperation with Kay Bojesen’s family.
Not only in child’s rooms but also in shelves and offices, the Kay Bojesen wooden animals have become collectors’ items: being passed on to the following generations. Therefore the animals are perfect as gift idea, for people who live and play: for baptisms, birthdays, confirmations, graduations, weddings and anniversaries.
All his life Bojesen has paid homage to the mantra that good design should be human, warm and lively: „They should remind you of a circus“, is how he usually described his work, of which the animals are the most popular.
Kay Bojesen with his user-friendly and modern expression of form belongs to the league of big Danish functionalists. With his naive design, form and object melt together, seriousness and game become one. At the same time Bojesen possesses the unique ability to put life into wood, which made his work pieces into international design icons.Also in our blog:
Behind the Scenes: The Making of the Kay Bojesen Monkey
Memorial: Kay Bojesen passed by the 28th of August of 1958
Growing Family: new Wooden Creatures by Rosendahl