Full of soul, humour and craftsmanship, the wooden bear appeals to the child inside all of us. With its round nose and thick belly, the cute robust bear by Kay Bojesen is quickly becoming a favourite among young and old. The bear took its place on the unique threshold between fantasy figure and design object.
The outstanding workmanship and the high-quality wood provide fun for generations. The wooden bear is a part of the wooden animal collection designed by Kay Bojesen between 1935 and 1957. Today, the Danish company Rosendahl Design Group manufactures the wooden animals in close cooperation with Kay Bojesen's family.
The wooden animals by Kay Bojesen are not only popular in children's room, but they are also passed down from generation to generation as collector's items or quirky little accessories on shelves. Therefore, the wooden animals are the perfect gift for every occasion: baptisms, birthdays, confirmations, graduations, weddings, anniversaries.
Throughout his life, Bojesen honoured one mantra: good design has to be human, warm and vivid. "It should remind us of a circus", he said, describing his work, of which his wooden animals are considered the most popular.
Kay Bojesen is considered as one of the greatest Danish functionalists with his user-friendly and modern design language. His innocent designs combine form and object, seriousness and fun. Bojesen has the unique ability of bringing wood to life which has made him into an international design icon.
The Wooden Bear with the Round Nose. An absolute classic!