Kay Bojesen Bear
While Kay Bojesen trained as a silversmith, it was after the birth of his son that he turned his talents to creating wooden toys which he is best remembered for.
Bojesen’s cutlery set (designed in 1938) won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale of 1951. This set has become the national cutlery of Denmark, and can be found in every Danish embassy worldwide. It was in 1952 that Bojesen was appointed as a purveyor to the Royal Danish Court… we assume it was because of the cutlery but perhaps his beloved wooden toys amused a few of the younger royals.
1952 was also the year that Bojesen designed his loveable Wooden Bear. Made from oak and maplewood, the Kay Bojesen Bear is one of his most popular animals. Featuring a round face and a large nose, the bear brings warmth and a smile to any collection, be it in a child’s nursery or a design collection. Available through Rosendahl.