1. Home
  2. Kay Bojesen Zebra
Tap to Zoom

Kay Bojesen Zebra

By Kay Bojesen

£75.00

  • Description

    Kay Bojesen's wooden animals are known and loved all over the world. He found inspiration for his designs on the various continents and now Kay Bojesen Denmark is adding yet another animal to its "designer zoo", The Zebra. Kay Bojesen created the charming zebra as the first of the exotic animals in 1935. It has since been joined by The Monkey, The Elephant and The Hippo, and now another four-legged playmate is moving from the savannah into the modern home.

    Kay Bojesen is known for his delightful humour and unique talent for wooden creations that bring out smiles. And nobody can keep a straight face when they gaze upon the pleasantly plump zebra. With its straight legs and bristly mane, the zebra lives up to Kay Bojesen's ideal of creating wooden figurines that don't seek to imitate nature. Instead, it is full of charm and personality in every stripe and to the very tips of its mohawk.

  • Technical Info

    Height: 14 cm
    Material: Solid birch

  • Designer
    Kay Bojesen

    Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) was an apprentice of Georg Jensen, training as a silversmith from 1906. After a few years in Germany and France, he began working as a silversmith in Copenhagen. Happily, Kay Bojesen was far too curious to restrict himself to the work of refining metals, and in the 1920s he began experimenting with other materials. In the course of his exploration, he discovered wood as a material with very special possibilities for industrial treatment and styling. This discovery led to the classic guardsmen and a whole zoological garden taking shape between his hands. The stainless steel edition of a silver cutlery series from 1938 was awarded the Grand Prix at the Biennale exhibition in Milan in 1951, and came to be known as Grand Prix flatware. In 1952 Kay Bojesen became Silversmith by Appointment to H.M. the King of Denmark. In 1990, Rosendahl obtained the rights to Kay Bojesen's products.

  • Share
    Email Print Pinterest Twitter Facebook
  • Delivery

    2-4 weeks

£75.00
Add to Wishlist