Singing bird made of wood for design lovers
The singing birds by Kay Bojesen are part of the legendary wooden animal collection, which made the Danish designer Kay Bojesen world famous. The wooden birds have a pure, reduced expression and still captivate with character.
Already in 1950 the singing birds were designed by Kay Bojesen, but they have never been produced in series. Kay Bojesen has now taken on the small wooden birds and finally makes them accessible to design lovers all over the world. The Danish manufacturer Rosendahl Design Group produces the wooden animals by Kay Bojesen in close cooperation with his family from high-quality beech wood, which gains in charm over the years.
Each bird has its own character
In Kay Bojesen's simple designs, form and object, seriousness and play merge into one. At the same time, Bojesen had the unique ability to bring wood to life, which has made his works international design icons. Despite their simplicity, the songbirds possess a strong personality and are full of life: Curious and with attentive eyes, they keep an eye on the entire environment.
Amazingly, the birds have completely different characters due to their colours. Combined, they create a uniquely imaginative atmospheric image. Full of soul, humor and craftsmanship, they are not only suitable for children: also in shelves and offices of design lovers, the wooden animals by Kay Bojesen are now sought-after collector's items.
The singing bird family by Kay Bojesen carries a very special family secret: The individual birds represent the different generations of the family of the designer Kay Bojesen - from the grandchild to the grandfather.
- Kay: Songbird Kay is named after its creator himself: Kay Bojesen. A fan of blue suits, shirts or ties, the designer's feathered likeness naturally shines in friendly shades of blue.
- Peter: Songbird Peter is an elegant, modern gentleman - just like Kay Bojesen's eldest of four grandsons. As befits a gentleman, he is dressed in classic black.
- Ruth: Ruth is the winged equivalent of Kay Bojesen's Swedish daughter-in-law. In keeping with her cheerful disposition and warm charm, Ruth appears in cheerful feminine pink.
- Otto: Otto is named after the son of Kay and Erna Bojesen and is their pride and joy. Accordingly he shows himself in an extraordinarily special plumage with which he woos his adored Ruth.
- Pop: Not a family member but an expression of Kay Bojesen's love for Soda Pop is the songbird "Pop". In memory of the orange-colored beverage that people liked to sip through a straw as children, the Pop bird is also strikingly colored.
- Sunshine: The songbird Sunshine represents one of the five original colour combinations that Bojesen created. Sunshine as a symbol of the sun stands for a perfect start to the day, accompanied by sunshine and birdsong. The lush green in this context stands for the prospect of the hopefully approaching spring.
- Ernst: Ernst is named after Kay Bojesen's father, who for years was behind the satirical publication "The Squid". He was a well-known publisher who, in large measure, passed on his good humor, imagination, and playfulness to his famous son.
- Alfred is named after a great-grandson of Kay Bojesen. The Nordic name stands for the innocence and peacefulness that has always been inherent in the wooden figures of the Danish designer.