Rosendahl Hippo By Kay Bojesen

The oak Hippo was born in 1955, and was one of Kay Bojesen's most faithful employees. He served as a pencil holder on Mr Bojesen's desk. Never demanding more than a playful tap on the head. Always returning the gesture with a wide smile.

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.


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Kay Bojesen (1886 - 1958)

Silversmith and designer Kay Bojesen had a very special talent. He was able to bring wood to life, and he became world-famous for creating wooden toys that had soul and an impish sense of humour.

With more than 2000 pieces to his name, Kay Bojesen was one of Denmark's most prolific artisans in the 20th century. He is best known for his playful monkeys, royal life guards and other wooden toys, but his wide-ranging production also includes jewellery, cutlery, teapots and silver goblets.

Dimensions and details

DimensionsW 21.3 x D 5.2 x H 9 cm
DesignerKay Bojesen