This week at The Lollipop Shoppe we have welcomed some new faces to our animal family, from TLS favorite Kay Bojesen. We introduce to you the Dachshund, the Tim Dog and the Elephant. In celebration we thought we’d give you a glimpse into the man behind the design.
Kay Bojesen was born in Copenhagen in 1886. He made his toy design debut at a competition held by The Dansk Arbejde Association in 1922. Kay Bojesen opened up his basement shop in 1932, working in the back, creating his collection of iconic designs, while his wife served up front.
The Dachshund was born in 1934 initially made in Mahogany and then re-introduced in 2011 in oiled Walnut. This was just one of many dogs created by Bojesen in the 1930’s, including the Tim Dog, both of which are available at The Lollipop Shoppe now!
In 1953 the Elephant joined the Bojesen animal family, and is still available in its original material; Oak.
The 1950’s also saw the creation of the iconic Songbird. Not produced at the time, Bojesen’s Songbird was recreated from old family photos in launched in 2012.
Kay Bojesen is renown for his ability to create toys with character, humor and soul. He remains one of Demarks most prolific designers of the 20th Century.
Shop Kay Bojesen here: http://www.thelollipopshoppe.co.uk/products/designers/kay-bojesen