Kay Bojesens’s Wooden Blue Song Bird
Wooden singing bird for design lovers
Kay Bojesen's singing birds are part of the legendary wooden animal collection that made Danish designer Kay Bojesen world famous. The wooden birds have a pure, reduced expression and yet captivate with character. The Danish manufacturer Rosendahl Design Group produces the wooden animals of Kay Bojesen in close cooperation with his family from high-quality beech wood, which gains in charm over the years.
70th anniversary of the legendary wooden animals
Over 70 years ago, around 1950 Kay Bojesen designed the first wooden animals. The songbirds were the only wooden animals that did not go into production and were only discovered in 2012 in old family pictures. Since then they have been available in different character designs with different names. There is a special anniversary bird called " Poppy " for the occasion. It is a little smaller than the other songbirds and has the year 2022 engraved on it.
Each bird has its own character
In Kay Bojesen's simple designs, form and object, seriousness and play merge into one. At the same time, Bojesen had a unique ability to bring wood to life, which has made his works international design icons. Despite their simplicity, the songbirds possess a strong personality and are full of life: Curious and with attentive eyes, they keep an eye on the entire environment.
Amazingly, the birds have completely different characters through their colors. Combined, they create a uniquely imaginative atmospheric image. Full of soul, humor and craftsmanship, they are not only suitable for children: even on shelves and offices of design lovers, Kay Bojesen's wooden animals are now sought-after collectors' items.
The singing birds family of Kay Bojesen carries a very special family secret: The individual birds represent the different generations of the family of designer Kay Bojesen - from grandchild to grandfather.
- Kay: Songbird Kay is named after its creator himself: Kay Bojesen. A fan of blue suits, shirts or ties, the designer's feathered likeness naturally shines in friendly shades of blue.
- Peter: Songbird Peter is an elegant, modern gentleman - just like Kay Bojesen's eldest of four grandsons. As befits a gentleman, he is dressed in classic black.
- Ruth: Ruth is the winged equivalent of Kay Bojesen's Swedish daughter-in-law. In keeping with her cheerful disposition and warm charm, Ruth appears in cheerful feminine pink.
- Otto: Otto is named after the son of Kay and Erna Bojesen and is their pride and joy. Accordingly, he shows himself in an extraordinarily special plumage with which he woos his adored Ruth.
- Pop: Not a family member but an expression of Kay Bojesen's love for Soda Pop is the songbird "Pop". In memory of the orange-colored drink that people liked to sip through a straw as children, the Pop bird is also strikingly colored.
- Sunshine: The songbird Sunshine represents one of the five original color combinations that Bojesen created. Sunshine as a symbol of the sun stands for a perfect start to the day, accompanied by sunshine and birdsong. In this context, the lush green stands for the prospect of the hopefully approaching spring.
- Ernst: Ernst is named after Kay Bojesen's father, who for years was behind the satirical publication "The Squid." He was a well-known publisher who, in large measure, passed on his good humor, imagination and playfulness to his famous son.
- Alfred is named after a great-grandson of Kay Bojesen. The Nordic name represents the innocence and peacefulness that has always been inherent in the wooden figures of the Danish designer.