Most famous for his cheeky monkeys and wooden guards, the late Kay Bojesen is one of Denmark's most loved designers. His wooden toys have delighted adults and children alike for almost 100 years.
Behind the Brand
Danish silversmith and designer Kay Bojesen was one of the most prolific artisans of the 20th century, with more than 2000 pieces to his name. With the birth of his son Otto in 1919, his work changed direction, and he was inspired to make the wooden toys he is most famous for. He is now considered one of the most popular names in Danish design. After his death, Kay Bojesen’s grandchildren took responsibility for his designs and chose the Rosendahl Design Group to manufacture and distribute his enduring designs.
With the Child in Mind
Kay Bojesen started to make wooden toys in earnest in the 1930s. He followed his guiding principle that design should be round, soft and feel good. When he began to make his wooden toys, he was not seeking to make sophisticated replicas of animals, but simple, solid toys where the lines 'need to smile' and inspire children to play.
Kay Bojesen's wooden toys are made with a variety of woods such as teak, beech and oak. Wood is sourced from FSC certified locations that do not contribute to the destruction of the rainforest. The toys are made from a natural product, so items will vary in tone and colour, making each one unique. Simple designs made to love for life.