The wooden dog by Kay Bojesen is part of a collection of wooden animals that was created by the designer Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. Although the wooden dog by Kay Bojesen is not a copy of the real animal, it has a strong personality full of life: He charmingly stands there waiting for the stick to be thrown or for a treat to fall.
This is how the wooden dog took its place on the unique threshold between fantasy figure and design object. Full of soul, humour, and craftsmanship, this clever little piece appeals to the inner child in all of us. The wooden dog from Rosendahl possesses a pure, modern expression without unnecessary shapes and delights both adults and children with its timeless design.
The wooden animals by Kay Bojesen are not only popular in children’s room, but they are also passed down from generation to generation as collector's items or quirky little accessories on shelves. Therefore, the wooden animals are the perfect gift for every occasion: baptisms, birthdays, confirmations, graduations, weddings, anniversaries.
Throughout his life, Bojesen honoured one mantra: good design has to be human, warm and vivid. "It should remind us of a circus", he said, describing his work, of which his wooden animals are considered the most popular.
Kay Bojesen is considered as one of the greatest Danish functionalists with his user-friendly and modern design language. His innocent designs combine form and object, seriousness and fun. Bojesen has the unique ability of bringing wood to life which has made him into an international design icon.