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Kay Bojesen (1886 - 1958)

Silversmith and designer Kay Bojesen had a very special talent. He was able to bring wood to life, and he became world-famous for creating wooden toys that had soul and an impish sense of humour.

With more than 2000 pieces to his name, Kay Bojesen was one of Denmark's most prolific artisans in the 20th century. He is best known for his playful monkeys, royal life guards and other wooden toys, but his wide-ranging production also includes jewellery, cutlery, teapots and silver goblets.


Dimensions and details

Height20 cm
MaterialKay Bojesen’s Monkey comprises 31 parts and is made of limba wood and sustainable teak.
Care AdviceOver time, exposure to the light and the air may change the subtle shades of the teak to a more consistent, warm golden brown tone.
DesignerKay Bojesen
OriginEvery single member of the monkey family is produced in Denmark, and is absolutely unique.