Teak Week: Kay Bojesen’s Monkey

March 5th, 2009


Kay Bojesen’s monkey started it’s life as a Danish Television wildlife program mascot, as well as a prize on a popular children’s quiz show. Designed in 1951 this cute little toy became an instant classic, and has shown it’s immense staying power being produced for half a century! Inspiring generations of children and adults alike, transforming bedrooms (and offices) into jungles it is truly a design classic. Still made from Teak & African Limba wood, we haven’t been able to scrounge up the money to purchase one yet but hopefully we’ll find a vintage one very soon!


A Monkey on a sled being pulled by an elephant? (Adorable)

Photo credit, Oliver Tomas

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