Kay Bojesen — Le design en jeu



Kay Bojesen
Le design en jeu

Past: March 20 → May 18, 2014

Kay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship at Georg Jensen. He embraced the mouvement towards functionalism in Danish crafts to co-founding “den Permanente” — a showcase retail shop featuring the best in Danish Design.

In the 1930’s he explored his passion for wood. Creating animals that matched his belief that a product should be “round and soft and feel good in your hand”. The lines in a design should “smile”. And his animals should never be an excact replica of nature.

With all of these belifs in mind, Kay Bojesen has created treasured and beloved characters that appeal to the child within us all.

The exhibition, based on the largest private collection of Kay Bojesen Denmark has all the sprectre the charming and original universe Bojesen.

  • Lecture Saturday, March 22, 2014 4 PM → 6 PM

    The journalist and author Lars Hebedo Olsen, and Peter Bojsen, the grandson who knew his grandfather well, will talk about the man and designer Kay Bojesen and his time — and the successful relaunch of his toys.

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142, avenue des Champs-Élysées

75008 Paris

T. 01 56 59 17 40 — F. 01 56 59 17 41


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George V

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 1 PM – 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 1 PM – 6 PM
Ouvert les jours fériés.

Admission fee

Free entrance

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Venue schedule

The artist

  • Kay Bojesen