トップ > BRAND > KAY BOJESEN DENMARK

1951年にデザインした木製玩具が、生誕125周年を迎えて、新たな動物とともに復刻されました。

KAY BOJESEN (1886 – 1958)

Silversmith and designer Kay Bojesen had a very special talent.
He was able to bring wood to life, and he became world-famous for creating wooden toys
that had soul and an impish sense of humour.
With more than 2000 pieces to his name, Kay Bojesen was one of Denmark's most prolific
artisans in the 20th century. He is best known for his playful and cheerful monkeys,
royal life guards and other wooden toys, but his wide-ranging production also includes
jewellery,cutlery, teapots and silver goblets.

Kay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship with
silversmith Georg Jensen. As one of the first Danish artisans to do so, he embraced
functionalism. He was among the pioneers who organised Den Permanente association –
a cooperative of artists that included a shop and exhibition space which over the decades
came to represent the best in Danish and Scandinavian design.1919 became the start of
a new era for Kay Bojesen.

He got married and his son Otto was born. This sparked Kay Bojesen's imagination and
fascination for children, toys and wood and brought back memories of his own childhood
when his father (the publisher Ernst Bojesen – the publisher of the Danish satirical
annual Blæksprutten (The Octopus)) cut wooden figures for him and encouraged his
children to be creative, imaginative and playful.

In the 1930s, Kay Bojesen started in earnest to indulge his interest in wood.
He created a range of wooden toys that all lived up to his ideal that design should be round,
soft and have a good feel to it.
His idea was not to create lifelike copies of real animals or to be too sophisticated or focus too
much on detail, but instead to create imaginative toys in designs based on a child's own
world where ‘lines need to smile’. The wooden toys had to be simple, solid and inspire
children to play.
With this basic philosophy in mind, Kay Bojesen created his beloved wooden toys that
appeal to the child within us all.
For generations, Kay Bojesen was seen as the high spirits of Danish industrial design.
Today,Kay Bojesen is regarded as one of Denmark's biggest designer names and his
designs are among the most popular in Danish design.

全16件

ページトップへ