Kay Bojesen - teak monkey - teak monkey

Description
Kay Bojesen - teak monkey - teak monkey
Denmark - Unknown - Wood, Teak

You gradually know the monkey that has transformed children's rooms into primeval forests and sent dreams on a long journey.
* Danish design classic
* Little guy with great personality.
The monkey from Kay Bojesen becomes a lifelong friend who follows you from child to adult. The monkey was created in 1951 and was quickly followed by the bear and elephant. Kay Bojesen did not want the animals to look like real, living animals.
Instead, the tree animals should be allowed to be themselves and have their own distinctive personality. The expression and personality will grow over time as light and air will influence the color nuance of the teak to a more uniform and golden brown tone.

Kay Bojesen's famous monkey, whom he himself named "Kay". Most people know the monkey sitting between the books on the bookshelf and hanging in lamps. But it's about more than the monkey. Much more. If you do not know the story of the man behind the monkey, you get it here:
Kay Bojesen was a trained silversmith and a very talented one of a kind. He was educated at Georg Jensen and his silverware became very popular over the years. But even though he was a silversmith, he also worked in cheap materials such as steel and brass, so several could afford to buy his designs.
Kay Bojesen is quoted for the following: Inside every man there is a boy. He was entirely his own, and he kept the inner child to the last.
He became one of Denmark's most famous designers. His design is iconic.
The monkey is 20 centimeter( top of the head to end of the foot). It is made of teak and limba.


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Lot details
Object
teak monkey
Material
Wood, Teak
Designer/ Artist
Kay Bojesen
Model/ Name
teak monkey
Estimated Period
Unknown
Country of Origin
Denmark
Condition
As new - unused
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