The Rockingsheep is a rocking animal, created mainly as a toy it is also a unique craft piece that will fit into any environment as a multifunctional piece of furniture: a footrest or a stool for watching tv. The Rockingsheep is produced from varnished pinewood and upholstered with rubber foam and sheepskin. The first Rockingsheep was given to Povl Kjær’s niece as a humorous reminder of her parents’ rural origins. Rockingsheep are made in small series to preserve their high quality. They come in black, white, (brown and grey) and their measurements are W: 25 cm, L: 83 cm, H: 60 cm, H of seat ca. 40 cm.
b. 1954, Danish designer
Povl Kjer studied at the Kolding School of Arts and Crafts in 1974-76 and at the Århus Kunstakademi in 1976-78. In 1981 he completed his apprenticeship as a wood carver, and since then he has worked with most aspects of the trade, including ornaments, sculptures, moulds, models, reconstruction and restoring. Povl Kjer works mainly in wood and often has assignments for museums, exhibitions and companies. Among other things, he has designed exhibition mannequins for the Carlsberg brewery. For the Hans Christian Andersen Museum he did a sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen and wooden figures for illustrating the fairytales. Kjer has also worked with Lego and designed a knife series for the restaurant A Hereford Beefstouw. In his knife designs, form plays a key role, and he seeks to both challenge and accommodate the requirements of the hand and the eye. Povl Kjer’s works are rooted in Nordic culture and nature, and he carefully selects materials with an emphasis on quality.
60 x 83 x 2seat 40
White, black, brown, grey