Kay Bojesen Hippo By Rosendahl

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)

Kay Bojesen is known for his significant contribution to Danish functionalism, for creating handcrafted Danish design with humour and a smile and, naturally, for his popular “animal circus”, where monkeys, elephants, hippos and dogs scamper and romp about the design menagerie to the delight of people of all ages. 

Rosendahl work closely with Kay Bojesen’s family to put a great many of Bojesen’s most popular creations into production.

Dimensions and details

DimensionsW 21.3 x D 5.2 x H 9 cm
DesignerKay Bojesen