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Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen Monkey in Teak and Limba Wood

$165.00
Give a gift that will last a lifetime.  Kay Bojesen’s Monkey was born in 1951.  A little Monkey with the great personality which has come to signify a gift from a very special person.  For christenings, birthdays, school graduations and weddings.  A classic and a dear friend for life – from being a popular toy in the playroom to a much-loved design icon in a future home.  Imported from Denmark.  Please note: medium and large Monkeys are special order; allow four to six weeks for delivery.
  • Material:  Teak and limba
  • Handmade in Denmark
  • Care:  Wipe with a dry cloth

Kay Bojesen Monkey comprises 31 parts and is made of limba wood and sustainable teak.  Every single member of the monkey family is produced in Denmark and is absolutely unique.

In working with beloved design classics, we are upholding a design heritage that demands integrity in every aspect of the product. That means we have a strong focus on using sustainable wood to produce our products.

Give a gift that will last a lifetime. Kay Bojesen's iconic Monkey was born in 1951. A little Monkey with the great personality which has come to signify a gift from a very special person. For christenings, birthdays, school graduates and weddings. A classic and a dear friend for life – from being a popular toy in the playroom to a much-loved design icon in a future home. Today the monkey comes in four sizes: Mini, Small, Medium and Large.

The monkey is made from plantation teak – as a sustainable alternative to natural forest teak. This ensures responsible harvesting and better living conditions for the local people living near the plantations all over the world.

Kay Bojesen Monkey, Teak & Limba (1951)

Freshly cut plantation teak varies from wax-colored to pale greyish green, sometimes speckled with dark spots or stripes.  The supplier focuses strongly on putting together the different color variations as uniformly as possible.  The company always endeavor to match the arms and legs to the monkey’s torso color, while the head is often darker than the rest of the monkey.

Kay Bojesen Monkey, Teak & Limba (1951)

Given that Kay Bojesen has chosen to work with plantation teak, the color variations are unavoidable, so they are not regarded as a parameter of quality.  The color variations are a result of the choices the company has made with regard to the sustainability and integrity in production.

Kay Bojesen wood figurine collection

The actual parameters of quality with regard to the wood are a surface free from splinters, marks and splits, and only healthy knots are acceptable.  No residual glue must ever be visible.  The limba wood that is used for the Monkey is imported from Africa and complies with the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) as a guarantee of lawfully harvested timber in the country of origin.

Over time, exposure to the light and the air may change the subtle shades of the teak to a more consistent, warm gold tone. However, every single Kay Bojesen Monkey will retain its absolutely unique personality. The Monkey’s expression and “personality” develop over time.