The Songbird is a new creation from Kay Bojesen that joins the family of wooden animals created by the artist. The Songbirds were designed in the 1950s but were never put into production at the time. Now in spring 2012 these six colourful personalities are launched and they will definitely find friends among design lovers all over the world. The Songbirds are made of solid beech and hand-painted, and they are named after the designer and his family: Ruth, Pop, Otto, Kay, Peter and Sunshine.
The Bojesen’s patio at the family home Bella Vista near Bellevue, north of Copenhagen, was full of flowers, wicker furniture – and birds. There can be no doubt that this is the source of Kay Bojesen’s inspiration for the carefree songbird that he designed in the 1950s and hand-painted in cheerful colours. All six birds have a clean, modern expression, stripped of superfluous details. The birds are so lifelike that it is easy to imagine them breaking out in song as the sun rises.
Full of life and with a jovial charm, Kay Bojesen’s Swedish daughter-in-law Ruth generously shared anecdotes from her life in the Bojesen’s family. Feminine and pink to the very tips of her feathers!
- Height 16 cm, width 7,5 cm, depth15 cm
- Solid beech
- Red, pink, green, yellow