Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple
Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple
Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple
Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple
Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple
Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple
Kay Bojesen Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple

Wooden Monkey, small, oak - maple

Kay Bojesen

113.00€

Kay Bojesen
Wooden Monkey
113.00€



Description

The Wooden Monkey, designed by Kay Bojesen, is a beloved classic of Scandinavian design. This small monkey is made of oak and maple wood and it measures 20 cm in height.

Bojesen's monkey with its mischievous look and light coloured belly has transformed kids’ rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places since 1951. It has a permanent role on Danish television as the mascot of wildlife programs and as a prize in quiz shows. Every monkey consists of 31 wooden parts and is crafted by hand. Due to slight variation in shade and wood grain, the monkeys have a unique and charming personality.

Material
Oak, maple
Height
20 cm
Care instructions
Clean with soft dry cloth

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 was particularly interested of exploring the possibilities of wood. 

Best-known examples of Bojesen’s wooden designs are the wooden animals that have become classics of Scandinavian design. Bojesen’s wooden animals are still loved by children and adults as they were during the 1950s when they first appeared. The monkey, the bear and the elephant are more than just wooden sculptures – Bojesen wanted to create wooden characters with a heart and personality. The animals are sympathetic and inspiring – perfect as a toy and 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. 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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  • Equal opportunities for all employees
  • Commitment to UN Global Compact, fair compensation for all employees
  • Corporate responsibility requirements defined and communicated for suppliers
  • Systematic work for improved inclusion and well-being in the workplace
  • Transparent supply chain
  • Suppliers' compliance to a code of conduct ensured
  • Direct suppliers audited and certified
  • Compliance to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ensured in the supply chain
  • Support for community involvement in the supply chain
  • Fair and resource-wise water-use in production
  • No incineration or landfilling of returned items
  • No use of endangered species as materials
  • No direct environmental emissions or waste (excl. GHGs) from production
  • Material-efficient and ecological packaging
  • No potentially harmful chemicals used in own production
  • The sustainability of direct suppliers' production is addressed and monitored
  • Production and material sourcing that respect biodiversity, animal rights, and natural ecosystems
  • Positive impact on nature’s well-being through operations that regenerate natural ecosystems
  • Company's direct greenhouse gas emissions identified and commitment to reduction
  • Product's carbon impact identified and commitment to reduction
  • Guidance on energy- and eco-efficient use of the product
  • Low-carbon or compensated transportation
  • 100 % renewable energy in own production and operations
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  • Carbon footprint of the product calculated and goals set to reduce it
  • Carbon neutral or carbon negative product
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  • No harmful or hazardous substances
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  • High aesthetic quality promoting long-term use of the product
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  • Design for enduring life-long quality
  • Design and support for product maintenance, repair and upgradability
  • Innovative circular design solutions: circular service system, resale platform, remanufacturing, collection of used products, etc.

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