Kay Bojesen Grand Prix Sterling Silver Butter Knife
Kay Bojesen Grand Prix Sterling Silver Butter Knife
Designed by Kay Bojesen
Item #: KB712S
Discontinued / No Stock Remaining
  • Designer: Kay Bojesen
  • Item #: KB712S
  • Availability: Usually ships in 6-8 weeks
  • Dimensions:
    5.32" (13.5 cm)
  • Material:
    Sterling Silver
  • Care:
    Hand Wash Only
  • Country: Denmark
  • Kay Bojesen's silverware was a lifelong project of vast dimensions. Kay Bojesen was trained as a silversmith by Georg Jensen in a Copenhagen backyard from 1907-1910 where he was taught how to master Art Nouveau to perfection. After his apprenticeship, Kay Bojesen became fond of functionalism and he saw the clean, smooth surfaces and the reflections of the silver as decoration in itself.

    Kay Bojesen designed his cutlery in 1938 with the aim of crafting the perfect series of cutlery. Kay Bojesen was of the opinion that a series of cutlery shouldn't be affected by fashion and trends, but stand as timeless and aesthetic tools.

    In 1951, Kay Bojesen's cutlery won the first prize at the World Exhibition in Milan and was thereafter named "Grand Prix".
    The Grand Prix cutlery has been honored as the National Cutlery of Denmark and is used in the Danish Embassy residences around the world.
    Kay BojesenKay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith 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!

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