Teak/Limba Graduation Monkeys by Kay Bojesen - Set of 2
- The Designer
- The Maker
Kay Bojesen's premise in his work was a conviction that his objects should have life, blood and a heart. People should want to pick them up, and they should radiate humanity, warmth and vibrancy. The monkey was produced in accordance with Bojesen's motto that lines should smile. In the early 1950s, it was so popular that it was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Kay Bojesen's family is growing, and the familiar Kay Bojesen Monkey 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.
This Graduation Monkey Set includes graduation caps for the pair; Red for the Mini and Blue for the Small.
- Brand:Kay Bojesen of Denmark
- Country: Denmark
- SKU: KB-GRAD-39249-39250-FJ
- Material: Teak and Limba Wood
- Care:Wipe with a dry cloth. Do not place in direct sunlight.
- Designer:Kay Bojesen
- Dimensions:Mini: H: 3.8", Small: H: 7.9"
- Gift:Comes in Kay Bojesen gift boxes
Today, design being a well established and defined parameter, you may safely claim that Kay Bojesen, through his many groundbreaking projects and ideas within the world of applied arts, was the first industrial designer in Denmark. Since the relaunch of Grand Prix, now artfully manufactured in Japan and crafted in 18/8 stainless steel, former Head Chef of the world0famous Danish restaurant Noma, Matt Orlando, has chosen the flatware for his newly opened restaurant Amass in Copenhagen. The reason why: It symbolizes not only the essence of Danish craftsmanship, but also quality and functionality. The company is today purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark.
However, the flatware has not only gained resonance in Europe but also in the US. Several design experts have emphasized the flatware as the most iconic Danish design from the twentieth century. The world famous American architect Michael Sheridan highlights Kay Bojesen's Grand Prix flatware as one of his favourite Danish designs. Sheridan explains, "The Grand Prix flatware is an industrial product but the curves have their roots in handcraft and a genuine joy of aesthetics. I have used it at home since 2002 and I would argue that it is the best all-around flatware of modern times."