Kay Bojesen: Wooden Hippo in Oak
Kay Bojesen Classic Wooden Toy Collection
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Kay Bojesen's wooden Hippo is made with oak wood with pencil.
This happy wooden Hippo is cute as a button and makes a great companion for the
other wooden toy animals designed by Kay Bojesen.
The perfect present for young and old! This classic design toy will provide joy for many years to come.
The Bojesen Hippo is a genuine piece of modern Danish
design made with superior craftsmanship in Denmark.
The wooden Hippo from Rosendahl is part of a collection from wooden animals that were created by the legendary Danish designer Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957.
The wooden Hippo possesses a pure, modern expression without unnecessary forms.
With his timeless designs, he delights young people and grown-ups.
Despite the fact that the wooden Hippo should not be understood as copy of a real existing animal, it possesses a strong personality full of life: curious and with pointed head it keeps the whole surroundings in his eyes.
This is how the wooden Hippo from Kay Bojesen is placed in the unique limit area between fantasy figures and design objects.
Full of soul, humour and handcrafted art it is an appeal to the playful child in each one of us.
But not only in the children’s room, but also in shelves and offices, the wooden animals from Kay Bojesen are meanwhile desired collectors items that are passed from one generation to another. Therefore the animals are perfectly made for gift-ideas, everywhere life and game is: baptism, birthday, confirmation, graduation, marriage, anniversary.
Rosendahl manufactures the Kay Bojesen wooden animals in tight cooperation with his family out of high quality oak wood and walnut that wins charm with passing years. Bojesen himself has paid homage to the mantra that good design should be human, warm and vivid, during his whole life: ”They should remind of a circus”, is how he used to describe his works, from which his lovingly wooden creatures count to the most popular ones.
Kay Bojesen counts to the greatest Danish functionalists with his user friendly and modern form-speaking. In his naïve designs, form and function, seriousness and game melt to a unity. At the same time Bojesen had a unique ability of waking wood to life, what made his works international design icons. This is not a toy. For decoration only.
Material: Oak wood.
Size: ca. 2.25" height x 3.54" width x 8.38" length
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Kay Bojesen was one of the pioneers of Danish design. His classic wooden toys including his famous wooden monkey have transformed kids' rooms into jungles for the last half a century. In 1922, Kay Bojesen began designing wooden toys, typically about six to ten inches tall, with moveable limbs. These included a teak and limba monkey (1951), an oak elephant, a bear made of oak and maple, a rocking horse of beech, a dachshund dog in walnut, a hippo and rabbit in oak and Danish military figures including a drummer, a private with gun and a standard-bearer. Kay Bojesen's premise in his wooden toy design was a conviction that his objects should have life, blood and a heart.
This is especially obvious in his beloved wooden toy soldiers and wooden animals, which have adorned children's bedrooms with smiles, taking children's dreams to imaginative far-flung lands.
These classic wooden toys stay with you from childhood into adulthood, and we call them classics because we would not want to be without them. And because they were made with love, imagination and intelligence.
These are classic wooden heirloom toys. Handmade in Denmark.