Kay Bojesen: Songbird Ernest Wooden Figure

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Kay Bojesen: Songbird Ernest Wooden Figure
Kay Bojesen Classic Wooden Figure Collection
Rosendahl, Denmark.

This beautiful Kay Bojesen Songbird listens to the name 'Ernest'. Ernest is made of solid beech wood and is painted entirely by hand. Kay and Erna Bojesen had only one child, but what a kid! Ernest is the namesake of the noble songbird with the distinguished plumage who courts the love of his life, the songbird Ruth. What a handsome suitor in his grey tailcoat!

The beautiful Songbird collection was created by Kay Bojesen in the 1950s, but never put into production, until now. Ruth, Pop, Ernest, Kay, Peter and Sunshine are colorful bird figurines to delight design lovers of all ages. The six different songbirds are named after the designer and his family and all come with personalities of their own. All Songbirds have a clean, modern Scandinavian design expression, stripped of superfluous details. And though clearly not an attempt to imitate nature, the Songbirds are still so lifelike that it is easy to imagine them breaking out in song. Each Songbird is cute as a button and makes a perfect present for young and old. Best of all, the Kay Bojesen Songbirds don't need feeding, so you can leave the home without having to worry about them!

Rosendahl manufactures the Kay Bojesen Songbirds in tight cooperation with his family out of high quality beech wood with wonderful hand painted details that win charm with passing years. Kay 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.

Material: Hand painted solid beech wood.
Dimensions of Songbird: ca. 6" x 6.25"

Kay Bojesen: Kay Bojesen was one of the pioneers of Danish design. His classic wooden figures including his famous wooden monkey have transformed kids' rooms into jungles for the last half a century. In 1922, Kay Bojesen began designing wooden figures, 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 figure design was a conviction that his objects should have life, blood and a heart. This is especially obvious in his beloved wooden figures soldiers and wooden animals, which have adorned children's bedrooms with smiles, taking children's dreams to imaginative far-flung lands. These classic wooden figures 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 figures.