Kay Bojesen Hippo
Kay Bojesen Hippo

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Price Inc VAT £89.00
Price Exc VAT £74.17
Designer: Kay Bojesen
Materials: Oak
Made in: Denmark
Made By: Rosendahl
Dimensions: H8.5cm x L21cm

Kay Bojesen (1886–1958) was an apprentice of Georg Jensen, training as a silversmith in 1910. After a few years in Germany and France, he began working as a silversmith in Copenhagen. In the 1930s he realised there was something particularly lively about wood, and his wooden figures have made him one of the great pioneers of Danish art manufacture.

Kay Bojesen’s premise was that his objects should have life, blood and a heart. People should want to pick them up, and they should radiate humanity, warmth and vibrancy. The monkey was produced in accordance with this motto, lines should smile. In the early 1950s, it was so popular that it was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Kay later introduced the the rabbit, hippo, bear and elephant throughout the 1950's.

These beautiful pieces are now a well established design classic.