The two fresh-faced skiers were designed by Kay Bojesen towards the end of the 1940s. This happy boy skier with the red cheeks and big smile is named Boje, which was the pet-name of Kay Bojesen’s son, Otto. The boy skier’s female companion is named after Otto’s wife Ruth, whose pet-name was Datti. These two dauntless figures were only produced in small series, so the original wooden ones are very rare. The fresh-faced boy skier is made of painted beech and looks all set to conquer Danish homes with his happy smile in this relaunch. The skiers stand 15.5 cm tall.
Kay Bojesen Denmark
Kay Bojesen was a Danish designer, specializes in wooden toys. World famous are his wooden animals, but also his cutlery and crockery. With his paternal attitude, unyielding optimism and mantra that good design should be personal, warm and lively, Kay Bojesen could never be described as stiff as wood, quite the contrary! And yet, throughout his life, wood was his preferred medium, and the breadth of Kay Bojesen’s work is vast: from puffins and songbirds to rabbits and cool monkeys.
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