Kay Bojesen Kay Bojesen Mini Monkey Teak/Limba $130.00

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Country of Origin: Denmark

Designer: Kay Bojensen

Dimensions: 9.5 cm

Materials: Teak, limba wood

Why is it Special?

The Wooden Monkey, designed by Kay Bojesen, is a beloved classic of Scandinavian design. This mini-sized monkey is made of teak and limba wood and measures 9,5 cm in height. Legally harvested limba wood complies with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) and the plantation teak guarantees responsible harvesting and better living conditions for locals living close to the plantations. Please note that the head of the mini monkey, the smallest member of Bojesen's monkey family, is not movable.

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 in Denmark. Due to slight variation in shade and wood grain, the monkeys have a unique and charming personality.

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.