Wooden figure "Elephant"
Wooden figure "Elephant"
The elephant joins the family in 1953. A large pound animal made of oak, its trunk and legs are movable. The imaginative wooden animal family by Kay Bojesen has a special appeal to children and adults. A classic and faithful friend that accompanies you all your life - from the children's room it becomes a beloved design icon in your own home.
Animal figure made of wood (oak). Height 12.6 cm. Weight 0.66 kg.
About Kay Bojesen
1886-1958, Danish designer
Kay Bojesen: The design master of toys: When the trained silversmith became a father in 1919, he discovered a new material for himself: wood. Kay Bojesen remembered how his father used to carve wooden figures for him. In the 1930s, Bojesen created several wooden figures, which all had one thing in common: simple design combined with soft curves. Bojesen's goal was that toys feel good in children's hands and encourage imaginative play. Out of this goal, he created not only the famous monkey but also birds, an elephant, a zebra, a hippopotamus, a dachshund and an automobile. With over 2000 designs, Kay Bojesen is today one of Denmark's great designers.
His secret: minimalist designs with soul. Instead of realistic animal copies with exact details, Bojesen created minimalist figures that he brought to life with reduced forms and precisely chosen proportions. "Lines have to smile" was his motto. And this is exactly where the magic of Kay Bojesen lies: Each of his simple animals sparkles with charm and originality. Moreover, many of his designs contain a humorous note. A hippopotamus whose mouth functions as a pen holder, a monkey who clings to shelves with one arm and the dachshund "Pind", who became a cult object with his beady eyes. The special charisma of the animals, which seem to have a soul, also arouses great enthusiasm in adults.
A plastic work of sculptural art made of wood, stone, ivory, bronze or other metals.
While sculptures from wood, ivory or stone are made directly from the block of material, in bronze casting a working model is prepared at first. Usually, it is made of clay or other easily mouldable materials.
The prime time of sculpture after the Greek and Roman antiquity was the Renaissance. Impressionism gave a new impulse to the sculptural arts. Contemporary artists such as Jorg Immendorf, Andora, and Markus Lupertz also enriched sculptures with outstanding works.