Kay Bojesen considered himself a craftsman, not a designer. His things weren’t supposed to be drawn. They were shaped in order to work and perform, to hold and to last.
In 1952, Kay Bojesen was appointed Purveyor to His Majesty the King of Denmark – “for long and regular trade with the Court”. But not just crowned heads feast on Grand Prix. The cutlery is used to set the tables in Danish Embassy residences around the world, and therefore pride itself with the rare title “Embassy-Cutlery”.
VISIT OUR FLAGSHIP STORE IN COPENHAGEN
The Kay Bojesen flagship store is located at Nikolaj Plads in the heart of Copenhagen.
Here you are able to experience Kay Bojesen’s design universe in charming and unique surroundings, receive guidance on the products, and be amongst the first to have a closer look at the latest news from Kay Bojesen.
“Everyone deserves great design”
Kay Bojesen was constantly rethinking shapes, materials, and the use of objects, and he mast- ered multiple materials, among them silver, wood, glass, melamine, tin, steel, and porcelain. During his career, Kay managed to design and put more than 2000 objects into production. This is an impressive 2.6 new designs per week. Kay himself stated that his biggest concern was “… that I have a terrible difficult time keeping my initiative in check”.
Even though Kay Bojesen created most of his designs in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, his craftsmanship still brings joy to this day. Kay’s ability to think ahead of his time, to welcome new trends, and to stay true to his functionalistic and simple line of thought, has resulted in his craftsmanship becoming iconic symbols of Danish design.