Kay Bojesen Nightingale Songbird

Kay Bojesen's Nightingale Songbird is inspired by H.C. Andersen’s famous fairy tale of the same name.

The fairy tale was published in 1843 and revolves around a nightingale whose captivating song enchants the Emperor. However, when the Emperor is presented with a mechanical nightingale, he forgets about the real one, causing it to fly away. Eventually, as the Emperor falls gravely ill, the nightingale returns and heals him with its exquisite melody. The Nightingale Songbird's colors draw inspiration from the beautiful Chinese nightingale depicted in the tale.

The Nightingale Songbird is a perfect gift for christenings, birthdays, school leavers, anniversaries, and weddings.


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Kay Bojesen (1886 - 1958)  

The Birds series is a collection of songbirds with unique names in a wide range of playful colours. All birds in the Birds series are designed based on Kay Bojesen’s original drawings from the 1950s and produced in FSC®-certified wood, which guarantees that the trees have been planted, cultivated and felled responsibly.  

Kay Bojesen designed with soul, humour and a twinkle in his eye and looked at the world from a child's perspective when creating new stories in wood. There had to be room for the imagination to unfold around the figures, and the simple design language, clear colours and friendly expressions have become his signature.  

Dimensions and details

DimensionsH 15.50 x W 16 x D 8 cm
MaterialFSC®-certified painted beechwood
Care AdviceWipe with a dry cloth. Do not place in direct sunlight
DesignerKay Bojesen
OriginDesigned in Denmark