- Kay Bojesen Denmark
Kay Bojesen Denmark
Kay Bojesen is famous for his wooden designs that come in all shapes and sizes; monkeys, elephants, pandas and such. At Nordic Nest you will find a wide selection of toys and other products, such as kitchen utensils and furnishings from the danish brand Kay Bojesen Denmark.
Kay Bojesen is the silversmith turned carpenter who made himself famous for his playful wooden animals like the monkey, hippo and penguin.Read more about Kay Bojesen
Kay Bojesen’s hanging wooden monkey
The Kay Bojesen wooden monkey has become a truly iconic design piece. This unique item lets you set a harmonious yet playful tone in your home.
Unique, handcrafted items
The colour of plantation teak used in the production of Kay Bojesen's designs can vary, and for this reason every pieces of each designs is specifically selected to match each other. This tedious process ensures that all parts fit together harmoniously, and that each and every product is unique.
How does Kay Bojesen Denmark approach sustainability?
Kay Bojesen Denmark is actively working to uphold the design heritage of one of Denmark's biggest designer names. This generates a demand for production and products of integrity, meaning that the materials and methods used must be as sustainable as possible. All products produced by Kay Bojesen are made using lawfully harvested timber.
More than toys
Kay Bojesen Denmark’s assortment of products features more than a wide variety of different wooden toys in varying shapes and sizes. However, these "wooden toys" have become more than that. They have become iconic design pieces that now are primarily used to tastefully decorate the living room, bedroom or hallway in the homes of connoisseurs of Scandinavian design.
Toys and more
In addition to these wooden toy designs, Kay Bojesen Denmark also produces wooden serving plates, bowls and kitchen utensils. These unique pieces with their wooden texture can truly help set the atmosphere in a space.
Who was Kay Bojesen?
Kay Bojesen had a very special talent; He could bring wood to life. His playful wooden toys all have a soul, a glimmer in the eye, a sense of humour and are a loved design classic around the world.
From silversmithing to woodwork
Kay Bojesen is one of Denmark’s most famous designers of all time. His first career steps were taken as part of a silversmith apprenticeship with one another one of Denmark’s biggest names in design; Georg Jensen. Though talented in the field, Kay Bojesen’s favourite material to design with was wood and starting in the 1930’s, he decided to pursue this passion full-time.
Kay Bojesen’s Legacy
When Kay Bojesen passed away at age 72, he left behind a considerable heritage of over 2000 designs to his name, including some of the biggest classics in Scandinavian design today, such as the Kay Bojesen monkey and Kay Bojesen Lovebirds.
The rise of his wooden designs
Kay Bojesen loved children and decided to produce a range of wooden toys with soft, rounded shapes that would inspire children to play. The toys were an immediate success and it didn’t take long before the original range was complemented with further adorable toys. It was important for Kay Bojesen that the animals were not one hundred percent lifelike. After all, they were meant to trigger and inspire children’s imagination.