Wooden monkey, small, teak

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The wooden Monkey, designed by Kay Bojesen, is a beloved classic of Scandinavian design. The monkey with its mischievous look and light coloured belly has transformed kids’ rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places since 1951. On Danish television it has a permanent role as the mascot of wildlife programs and as a prize in quiz shows. Every monkey is manufactured in Denmark and consists of 31 wooden parts. Due to slight variation in shade and wood grain the monkeys have a unique and charming personality. 

Manufacturer:
Kay Bojesen
Design:
Kay Bojesen
Size:
Height 20 cm
Material:
Legally harvested limba wood complying with the European Union Timber regulation (EUTR) and plantation teak that guarantees responsible harvesting and better living conditions for locals living close to the plantations.
Notes:
Over time the teak parts may acquire a more golden brown shade due to exposure to light and air.

Designer

Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen (1886-1958) is one of the most important pioneers of Danish design. Trained as a silversmith at the Georg Jensen workshop, he designed several products in silver, such as cutlery and serving dishes, including his famous Grand Prix cutlery. Kay Bojesen worked with other materials as well and explored in particular the possibilities offered by wood. 

An example of this are Bojesen’s collection of wooden animals, become a classic of Scandinavian design and still today loved by children and adults as they were during the 1950s when they first appeared. The monkey, the bear and the elephant are not just wooden sculptures, but they have life. Kay Bojesen wished to create wooden characters with a heart and succeeded in this. The animals are sympathetic and inspiring – perfect as a toy for children for also as a piece of decoration. Bojesen’s wooden animals were an immediate success and for this reason the wooden monkey was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London during the 1950s. Kay Bojesen was awarded many important prizes, such as the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, and he was also appointed silversmith to the King of Denmark.

 

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