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Rosendahl Boje the Skier, Boy by Kay Bojesen
Rosendahl Boje the Skier, Boy by Kay Bojesen
Designed by Kay Bojesen
Item #: KB39410
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  • Designer: Kay Bojesen
  • Brand: Kay Bojesen
  • Item #: KB39410
  • Availability: Usually ships in 5-7 business days
  • Dimensions:
    (H, W, D) 6.1 x 6.7 x 2.36" (15.5, 17, 6 cm)
  • Material:
    Painted Beech
  • Care:
    Care Instructions Included
  • Country: Denmark
  • Kay Bojesen's world-famous wooden figures are classic gifts for children and adults alike. Each character is hand-crafted in Denmark by expert craftsmen and furniture makers, and have movable parts. When you give or receive a Kay Bojesen you can take pride in its Scandinavian authenticity.
    The two fresh-faced skiers were designed by Kay Bojesen towards the end of the 1940s. This happy boy skier with the red bobble hat and checked jacket is named Boje, which was the pet-name of Kay Bojesen's son, Otto. The boy skier's female companion is named after OttoÕs wife Ruth, whose pet-name was Datti. These two dauntless figures were only produced in small series, so the original wooden ones are very rare. The fresh-faced boy skier is made of painted beech and looks all set to conquer Danish homes with his happy smile in this relaunch.
    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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    World-renowned Danish craftsman Kay Bojesen was taught by Georg Jensen in the art of silversmithing, and managed to combine beauty and usability, functionality and fun in all his products. One of the many highlights of his career happened in 1938, when he finished a "perfect" line of silver flatware, which in 1951 won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale. Today, the Grand Prix line remains one of the most popular cutleries in Denmark and is known as the national flatware of Denmark.

    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."
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