Menageri Oil and Vinegar Bottles by Kay Bojesen
- The Designer
- The Maker
Beautiful oil and vinegar set from Kay Bojesen's Menageri range, designed back in the 1940s, when Kay Bojesen began making elegant, useful wooden household items. The mouth-blown glass oil and vinegar bottles stand 8 cm tall, and have a cork stopper and a broad, finished oak base. The finish makes the wood less susceptible to food stains, so they are perfect for everyday use in the kitchen. The set matches the rest of the range perfectly.
- Brand:Kay Bojesen of Denmark
- Country: Denmark
- SKU: KB-39120-FJ
- Material: FSC™-Certified Matte Lacquered Oak, Mouth-Blown Glass, Cork
- Care:Hand wash only. Not dishwasher-safe.
- Designer:Kay Bojesen
- Dimensions:Height with Base: 6", Bottle Height: 3.2"
Today, design being a well established and defined parameter, you may safely claim that Kay Bojesen, through his many groundbreaking projects and ideas within the world of applied arts, was the first industrial designer in Denmark. Since the relaunch of Grand Prix, now artfully manufactured in Japan and crafted in 18/8 stainless steel, former Head Chef of the world0famous Danish restaurant Noma, Matt Orlando, has chosen the flatware for his newly opened restaurant Amass in Copenhagen. The reason why: It symbolizes not only the essence of Danish craftsmanship, but also quality and functionality. The company is today purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.
However, the flatware has not only gained resonance in Europe but also in the US. Several design experts have emphasized the flatware as the most iconic Danish design from the twentieth century. The world famous American architect Michael Sheridan highlights Kay Bojesen's Grand Prix flatware as one of his favourite Danish designs. Sheridan explains, "The Grand Prix flatware is an industrial product but the curves have their roots in handcraft and a genuine joy of aesthetics. I have used it at home since 2002 and I would argue that it is the best all-around flatware of modern times."