Small Monkey by Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen’s beloved monkey was born in 1951 and has since become an icon of Scandinavian design.

Date
Designed 1951 | Current Production
Size
W 16cm, H 20cm


$250 NZD

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Description

With its mischievous look and light-coloured belly, the monkey has transformed kids’ rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places. It’s a gift that will last a lifetime.

Monkey 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.

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.

Condition

Materials: Beautifully crafted from a choice of finish options
/ Oak and smoked oak
/ Tteak and limba

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