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Hippo, Black by Kay Bojesen
Hippo, Black by Kay BojesenHippo, Black by Kay BojesenHippo, Black by Kay Bojesen
Rosendahl Hippo, Black by Kay Bojesen
Designed by Kay Bojesen
Item #: KB39206
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  • Designer: Kay Bojesen
  • Brand: Rosendahl / Denmark
  • Item #: KB39206
  • Availability: Usually ships in 5-7 business days
  • Dimensions:
    H: 4 x L: 10.27 inches (10.4 x 26.1 cm)
  • Material:
    Beech wood painted with blackboard paint
  • Care:
    Care instructions included
  • Country: Denmark
  • The Hippo in oak came into being in 1955, and was one of Kay Bojesen's steadfast co-workers. Smiling broadly from its usual spot on the desk, Hippo took took care of Kay Bojesen's pencils. The Hippo invites one to pat it fondly on the head, creating a bond with the child inside each of us. The black Hippo with its broad smile is painted using blackboard paint so it can be used, with the accompanying piece of chalk, as a memory jogger or for scribbling funny or affectionate messages.
    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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    Ever since 1984, the Rosendahl Copenhagen brand has been associated with practical, clean-cut design to be used and available to everyone. Rosendahl's design philosophy is to create design objects that become accessible utility items not reserved for special occasions only. On the contrary, selections from the Rosendahl Collection should become an integral part of a more beautiful everyday life. This is possible with high quality and sensible prices.
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