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.
The Rocking Sheep is a rocking animal designed primarily as a toy, which is also a unique crafts product that fits into any setting as a piece of furniture with a wide range of functions, including serving as a footstool. The Rocking Sheep is made in varnished pine, padded with foam rubber and upholstered in lambskin.
The first Rocking Sheep was a gift to Povl Kjer’s niece as a humorous reminder of her parents’ rural background. The Rocking Sheep are handmade in small series to preserve the high level of quality.
• handmade in Denmark
• varnished pine, padded with foam rubber and upholstered in lambskin
• available in white, black, brown, icelandic brown and grey
• measures 9.8w x 33.5l x 23.6h inches with 15.7h seat
• leadtime from Denmark is 12 to 16 weeks