With his friendly face and his round sturdy body, the Kay Bojesen wooden elephant from Kay Bojesen Denmark casts a spell on just about anyone. This cute wooden elephant is a real classic for kids as well as grownups.
The wooden elephant consists of massive oak wood. Thanks to the high quality material as well as the exceptional production, Kay Bojesen’s legendary design offers playing-enjoyment along the years. The wooden elephant is part of a collection of wooden animals that has been designed by Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. The Danish company Rosendahl Design Group manufactures the wooden animals in tight cooperation qith Kay Bojesen’s family today.
Not only in child’s rooms but also in shelves and offices, the Kay Bojesen wooden animals have become collectors’ items: passing on following generations. Therefor the animals are perfect as gift, where people live and play: Christening, birthday, confirmation, graduation, wedding, anniversary.
All his life Bojesen has paid homage to the mantra that good design should be humane, warm and lively: „They should remind you of a circus“, is how he usually described his work, of which the animal are the most popular.
Kay Bojesen with his user-friendly and modern expression of form belongs to the league 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.
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