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Flight of Fancy: Kay Bojesen Songbirds

Kay Bojesen created some of the most loved wooden toys of the last century.
While Kay Bojensen has already passed away, his legacy still lives on today,
and in June 2012, a new creation is launched by nova68 to the delight of
Kay Bojesen fans of all ages: The Kay Bojesen Songbird collection.

Fashions may fade but good design is timeless.
 A good example is the beautiful Songbird collection created by Kay Bojesen
in the 1950s, but never put into production, until now. Ruth, Pop, Otto, Kay,
Peter and Sunshine are colorful bird figurines to delight design lovers of all ages.
The six different songbirds are named after the designer and his family and
all come with personalities of their own. All six Songbirds have a clean, modern
Scandinavian design expression, stripped of superfluous details.

And though clearly not an attempt to imitate nature, the Songbirds are still so lifelike
that it is easy to imagine them breaking out in song. Each Songbird is cute as a
button and makes a perfect present for young and old. Best of all, the
Kay Bojesen Songbirds don't need feeding, so you can leave the home
without having to worry about them!

Rosendahl manufactures the Kay Bojesen Songbirds in tight cooperation with
his family out of high quality beech wood with wonderful hand painted details
that win charm with passing years. Kay Bojesen himself has paid homage to
the mantra that good design should be human, warm and vivid, during his whole life:
"They should remind of a circus", is how he used to describe his works,
from which his lovingly wooden creatures count to the most popular ones.
The Kay Bojesen animal figures including the Monkey, Dachshund, Hippo, Rabbit
and now the Songbird have gone from cool to cult, not least riding the wave
of the nature trend as a strong element on the mid-century modern
Scandinavian design scene.

Ruth, Pop, Otto, Kay, Peter and Sunshine are priced at $95.
You can find them at nova68.com (US based / worldwide shipping).