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Monkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small Set
Monkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small SetMonkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small SetMonkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small SetMonkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small SetMonkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small Set
Monkey, 70 Anniversary Edition by Kay Bojesen - Medium & Small Set
Designed by Kay Bojesen
Item #: KB-39258-62-FJ-OH
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  • Designer: Kay Bojesen
  • Brand: Kay Bojesen | Denmark
  • Item #: KB-39258-62-FJ-OH
  • Availability: Ships from our Carmel-by-the-Sea Shop within 1-2 business days. Sale quantities limited
  • Dimensions: SMALL: 7.9" H (20 cm), MEDIUM: 11" H (28 cm)
  • Material: Mix of leftover wood, composition may vary (teak, walnut, carbonized ash or mahogany; ash, beech, oak or maple; limba wood).

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    Please note that the monkey's appearance may differ from pictured: each monkey is crafted from leftover materials available at the time of manufacturing.
  • Care: Wipe with a dry cloth. Do not place in direct sunlight.
  • Country: Denmark
  • The Wooden Monkey, designed by Kay Bojesen, is a beloved classic of Scandinavian design that 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. Each monkey is crafted by hand in Denmark, giving them all a unique and charming personality.

    In 2021, the Wooden Monkey's 70th birthday was marked with a special edition made of sustainable upcycled wood. The Anniversary Monkey is adorned with a one-of-a-kind mosaic pattern made up of different types of wood—each monkey's colors vary according to the kind of leftover wood available at the time of manufacturing. The Anniversary Monkey features the words "70 år", Danish for 70 years, on one of its feet and is only available in a limited edition.
    Please note that the monkey's appearance may differ from pictured: each monkey is crafted from leftover materials available at the time of manufacturing.
    Kay BojesenKay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship at Georg Jensen. He embraced the movement towards functionalism in Danish crafts by co-founding "Den Permanente" — a showcase retail shop featuring the best in Danish design. In the 1930s he explored his passion for wood. Creating animals that matched his belief that a product should be "round and soft and feel good in your hand." The lines in a design should "smile." He felt his animals should never be an exact replica of nature. With all of these beliefs in mind, Kay Bojesen has created treasured and beloved characters that appeal to the child within us all. Their easy expressions have brought joy to many the world over. Explore and experience the warmth of Kay Bojesen!

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    World-renowned Danish craftsman Kay Bojesen was taught by Georg Jensen in the art of silversmithing, and managed to combine beauty and usability, functionality and fun in all his products. One of the many highlights of his career happened in 1938, when he finished a "perfect" line of silver flatware, which in 1951 won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale. Today, the Grand Prix line remains one of the most popular cutleries in Denmark and is known as the national flatware of Denmark.

    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."
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