Upcoming Kai Bojesen exhibitions in Denmark—and in Tokyo
Confirming the sustained interest in collectible toys made by the late
Danish artist, Kay Bojesen, Denmark’s renowned Trapholt Museum of
Modern Art and Design will feature an exhibition about the artist from 13th September 2018 to 10th June 2019.
It will be one of the most extensive Kay Bojesen exhibitions to date, and
will display a wide range of vintage objects designed by the famous
Danish craftsman. The Trapholt exhibition follows another Kay Bojesen
exhibition held at Sophienholm on the outskirts of Copenhagen in 2014.
The Trapholt museum is situated in Kolding on the Jutland Peninsula. The museum is often compared with the world-famous Louisiana Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen.
On a much smaller scale, Hokuonotakumi (https://www.hokuonotakumi.jp/), a gallery in Ginza in central Tokyo, will hold an exhibition of vintage Kay Bojesen wooden toys from 25th October 2018. The toys are from the private collection of Tokyo-based Danish journalist Kent Dahl, who acquired part of the remaining inventory of toys when Kay Bojesen’s shop in Copenhagen closed in 1992. He has kept them in pristine condition in Denmark ever since.
The exhibition will also feature Danish hand-printed textiles by
well-known Scandinavian textile designers active in the 1950s. The
textiles are part of the small stock of items left over when Kent’s
parents closed their craft and furniture shop, E.D. Mobler, in
Copenhagen in the 1970s.