Ruth is named after Kay Bojesen's Swedish daughter-in-law. The Songbird, like her five colourful siblings, was never put into production when first designed by Kay Bojesen in the 1950s. Now the world gets to enjoy this series thanks to the dedication of the Bojesen family and dedicated artisans.
Kay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship with Georg Jensen. He was among the first to enthusiastically embrace functionalismin Danish handcrafts and he co-founded ‘Den Permanente’ – a showcase retail store that featured the best in Danish design for decades. In the 1930s, Kay Bojesen began to explore his interest in woodworking in earnest. Among other things, he created a series of wooden animals which fit with his belief that design should be rounded, soft and feel good in your hand. His intention was not to replicate true-to-life animals, but rather to create imaginative designs with a sense of humour. With the closure of Kay Bojesen’s legendary store on Bredgade in Copenhagen in 1990, several of his works stopped being produced. Now, it is a great pleasure to reintroduce a number of Kay Bojesen’s wonderful original designs, remaining true to his drawings and respecting his stringent requirements for materials and craftsmanship. Kay Bojesen died in 1958 at the age of 72, leaving behind a substantial design legacy. Today, his grandchildren proudly carry on his legacy.
Color: Painted beech
Material: Painted beech
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