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Kay Bojesen

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Most people today are familiar with Danish designer Kay Bojesen (1886–1958) because of his winsome little wooden monkey figurine that he created in the 1950s. Though his considerable skills as a woodcrafter are evident in his long line of creations for children, from wooden toy soldiers and animal figurines to rocking horses and tiny furniture, Bojesen was and still is well-known as an accomplished silversmith. As a young man in Copenhagen, Bojeson trained as an apprentice to Georg Jensen. He was awarded gold at the 1951 World Exhibition in Milan for his silver cutlery collection, Grand Prix. In 1952 he became Silversmith by Appointment to King George VI. Many of his pieces, both silver and wooden, are still in production today.

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