The Hippo was born in 1955 as a fun desktop item for managing pencils. Kay Bojesen's imaginative family of wooden toys has a very special appeal for both children and adults. For christenings, birthdays, school leavers, anniversaries and weddings.
A classic and a dear friend for life – from being a popular toy in the playroom to a much-loved design icon in a future home.
Made from oiled oak
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20th Century Design Classic
Designed in Denmark
The Maker /
Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) is one of the most important artisans and pioneers of modern Danish design. The best-known examples of his designs are the cute wooden animals that have become classics of Scandinavian design. Bojesen wanted to create wooden characters with heart and personality. His animals are sympathetic and inspiring – perfect as a toy and also as a classic Danish design icon.
The Designer /
Kay Bojesen (1886 – 1958) is one of the most important pioneers of Danish design. Trained as a silversmith at the Georg Jensen workshop, he designed several products in silver, such as cutlery and serving dishes, including his famous Grand Prix cutlery. Kay Bojesen worked with other materials as well and was particularly interested of exploring the possibilities of wood.
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Introducing the Cheerful Wooden Characters of Kay Bojesen
Kay Bojesen is one of the most celebrated names of Danish design, and for very good reason. The silversmith and designer for which the brand is named dedicated his life to crafting small wooden toys of the highest quality for gifting to loved ones on special occasions.