Availability: Products usually ship within 4-7 business days
Dimensions: 3.4" H (22 cm H)
Material: Painted Beech
Care: Care Instructions Included
The Royal guardsmen have watched over the Danish castles since 1658 – with bearskin, red gala uniform and a cross on their fronts. Since Kay Bojesen drew his guards in 1942, they have been present, on ordinary days and at parties, and also business settings when Danish show their colors internationally. The guards, made of beech wood, are hand painted and the sentry box formed packaging, which received the Formland Prize in 1992, wears the monogram with the approval of her majesty, Queen Margrethe of Denmark.
Kay Bojesen graduated as a silver smith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship at Georg Jensen. He embraced the movement towards functionalism in Danish crafts by co-founding "Den Permanente"— a showcase retail shop featuring the best in Danish design. In the 1930s he explored his passion for wood. Creating animals that matched his belief that a product should be "round and soft and feel good in your hand." The lines in a design should "smile." He felt his animals should never be an exact replica of nature. With all of these beliefs in mind, Kay Bojesen has created treasured and beloved characters that appeal to the child within us all. Their easy expressions have brought joy to many the world over. Explore and experience the warmth of Kay Bojesen!
Ever since 1984, the Rosendahl Copenhagen brand has been associated with practical, clean-cut design at a reasonable price. Our design philosophy is to create design products that become accessible utility items not reserved for special occasions only. On the contrary, we want them to become an integral part of a more beautiful everyday life. This demands high quality at a sensible price.