Kay Bojesen monkey oak / smoked oak 20cm
Kay Bojesen’s family is growing, and the familiar Kay Bojesen Monkey, first produced in 1951, now also comes in a tiny 10-cm version.
The Monkey is manufactured from plantation teak and limba wood. Despite its size, the little Monkey, of course, has just as much charisma and charm as its older siblings in Kay Bojesen’s troupe. As the teak is from a plantation, there may be dark spots and stripes, but exposure to air and light will reduce these over time. Accordingly, there will be variations in the wood from monkey to monkey, making every single monkey utterly unique.
The beloved monkey is born in 1951. The teak and limba monkey is living proof of Kay Bojesen's conviction that the lines in any product need to ‘smile’.
The smiling monkey is probably the best known of all Kay Bojesen's toys.
The story goes that Kay Bojesen was asked if he wanted to design a hat rack for an exhibition of children's furniture. The idea behind the monkey was that its long arms would bring the pegs down to child height and its short legs would provide the pegs for hanging hats and scarves.