Kay Bojesen Eye-Chart Style Animal Poster
A lovely poster in the style of an eye chart showing some of Kay Bojesen's iconic wooden toys - with Monkey right at the top! A must for any fans of the Danish designer who became world famous for creating wooden toys that had a soul and an impish sense of humour.
Dimensions: 50cm wide x 70cm high
Bojesen (1886 - 1958) was one of Denmark's most prolific artisans in the 20th century. He graduated as a silversmith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship with silversmith Georg Jensen. As one of the first Danish artisans to do so, he embraced functionalism. 1919 became the start of a new era for Kay Bojesen: he was married and became a father to Otto. Parenthood fired Bojesen's creativity.
In the 1930s, Kay Bojesen started his range of wooden toys. The range embodied his ideal that design should be round, soft and have a good feel to it. His idea was not to create lifelike copies of real animals or to be too sophisticated or focus too much on detail, but instead to create imaginative toys in designs based on a child's own world where ‘lines need to smile’. The wooden toys had to be simple, solid and inspire children to play.With this basic philosophy in mind, Kay Bojesen created his beloved wooden toys that appeal to the child within us all.
Today, Kay Bojesen is regarded as one of Denmark's biggest designer names and his designs are among the most popular in Danish design. We love his creations and so do our customers.