Kay Bojesen was inspired by several uniformed agencies, which can be seen in the Standard Bearer and Policeman, among other figurines.
The original Marine figurine has a charming expression with a slimmer silhouette and the hat at a jaunty angle. The dark blue uniform, the slanted hat, and the striped scarf make for a beautiful maritime look.
Kay Bojesen went on a voyage, and on his way, he sailed as the only registered passenger on a Russian cargo ship named Minsk. Reflecting on his experience with the sailors, he once remarked, "They all became my friends, and the ship became my home.'"
Kay Bojesen (1886 - 1958)
The series of wooden figures is based on Kay Bojesen’s basic idea that toys should be simple, solid and inspire play. Kay Bojesen also worked based on the philosophy that wood only comes to life when it gets a story – a philosophy that was consistent with all his figures.
That foundation and Kay Bojesen’s unique talent have turned his magical world of Wooden Figures into beloved classics and design icons that will last for decades to come.
|H 20.50 x W 7 x D 4 cm
|FSC®-certified painted beechwood
|Wipe with a dry cloth. Do not place in direct sunlight
|Kay Bojesen Denmark