Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth
Kay Bojesen Denmark Songbird Ruth

Songbird Ruth

Kay Bojesen Denmark

AU$148.00
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Kay Bojesen Denmark
Songbird Ruth
AU$148.00


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Description

Inspired by the birds visiting his patio, Bojesen designed the Songbirds in the 1950s and named the original birds after his family members. After finding pictures of the cheerful beech birds in the family's old photo album, they were later added to the collection of Bojesen's animal figurines. The birds have a clean, modern expression, stripped of superfluous details, and yet 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!

Material
Solid beech
Colour
Red, pink, green, yellow
Width
7.5 cm
Depth
15 cm
Height
16 cm

Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) is one of the most important pioneers of Danish design. Trained as a silversmith at the Georg Jensen workshop, he designed several products in silver, such as cutlery and serving dishes, including his famous Grand Prix cutlery. Kay Bojesen worked with other materials as well and was particularly interested of exploring the possibilities of wood. 

Best-known examples of Bojesen’s wooden designs are the wooden animals that have become classics of Scandinavian design. Bojesen’s wooden animals are still loved by children and adults as they were during the 1950s when they first appeared. The monkey, the bear and the elephant are more than just wooden sculptures – Bojesen wanted to create wooden characters with a heart and personality. The animals are sympathetic and inspiring – perfect as a toy and also as a piece of decoration. Bojesen’s wooden animals were an immediate success and for this reason, the wooden monkey was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London during the 1950s. Bojesen was awarded many important prizes, such as the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, and he was also appointed silversmith to the King of Denmark.

 

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