Kay Bojesen Denmark Datti The Girl Skier

Kay Bojesen designed The Skiers towards the end of the 1940's. The happy girl skier with her rosy red cheeks and big smile is called Datti, the pet-name Kay Bojesen gave his daughter-in-law Ruth (married to his son Otto). 

“Datti” and “Boje” are immensely human with their intense eyes, energetic body language and smart skis, standing at the ready anywhere in the home – on the windowsill, desk or bookshelf.

The colourful, hand-painted beechwood figure is sure to make an eye-catching interior design statement, and "Datti's" adorable hat and becoming ski outfit bring her alive with Nordic folklore. 


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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. 

The Skiers bear the nicknames of his son, Otto, and his daughter- in-law, Ruth, and are sure to be a hit among all fans of Kay Bojesen’s design, as the original wooden figurines are rare and, until now, were only produced in very small numbers.

Dimensions and details

DesignDatti The Skier
DimensionsWv15.5 x H 17 x D 6 cm
MaterialPainted beech
DesignerKay Bojesen