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Kay Bojeson Songbirds

May 15, 2012

Last year I featured the wonderful wooden animals of Kay Bojeson after discovering them at the Fritz Hansen store. Although I am still secretly lusting after a wooden monkey there is now a new range about to be launched.

The Songbird was designed by Kay Bojesen in the 1950s but never went into production. Taking inspiration from the birds in his garden at his home north of Copenhagen in Denmark there are 6 different coloured birds. They are named after the designer and members of his family – meet Songbirds Kay, Peter, Ruth, Pop, Otto and Sunshine.

Songbird Kay was obviously named after the designer himself. His favourite colour was blue and he was often seen wearing a blue suit. The simplicity of his design is accentuated when painted in very simple colours.

Songbird Pop is my favourite colour combination. I love the splash of bright orange red combined with the contrasting olive green. Pop was named after Bojesen’s love of soda pop, it was his favourite drink. All the Songbirds are made from solid beech and hand painted.

Due in the shops soon I think some Kay Bojeson Songbirds will be appearing in my own home or maybe our office. Who is your favourite songbird?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2012 3:14 pm

    I love the turquoise one:-) Envy!

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