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Rosendahl Hippo by Kay Bojesen
Rosendahl Hippo by Kay BojesenRosendahl Hippo by Kay BojesenRosendahl Hippo by Kay Bojesen
Rosendahl Hippo by Kay Bojesen
Designed by Kay Bojesen
Item #: KB39202N
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  • Designer: Kay Bojesen
  • Item #: KB39202N
  • Availability: Usually ships in 5-7 business days
  • Dimensions: 1.3" H x 3.25" L (8.5 cm cm H x 21 cm L)
  • Material: Oak
  • 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 Hippo was born in 1955. Its main function everyday was to keep track of Kay Bojesen’s sketching pencil. For decades, the animal universe of Kay Bojesen has united children and adults in endless hours of storytelling and day dreaming. The Hippo is made of white oak and is treated with wood oil. It is an exact replica created from Kay Bojesen’s original drawings. A small pencil is included in the gift box.
    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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