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Kay Bojesen ABE Monkey 70th Anniversary Ltd Ed

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The new Anniversary Monkey is both a celebration and a standpoint. A celebration that this year is 70 years ago, Kay Bojesen cut the first smiling lines for the iconic Abe. And a position because the Jubilee Saber is born out of a principle of responsibility in craftsmanship and design. The new family member is created from residual wood and therefore there can be variation of the types of wood: teak, walnut, oak, ash, maple, limba, mahogany and more. We can not guarantee which types of wood each of the monkeys is produced in due to limited supply of residual wood. In this way, it gives new life to wood through craftsmanship and design.

The anniversary monkey is a special edition of the iconic monkey made from leftover wood. The special edition has a 70-year anniversary stamp on the paw and comes in a special anniversary box of wood in 2021 in limited numbers.

- The design celebrates its 70th anniversary.
- Originally designed in 1951.

  • Width 19.5 cm
  • Height 18.5 cm
  • Depth 6.5 cm
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Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen is one of the big Danish designers. He was able to turn wood into original stories like no other. He had a knack for bringing the wood to life. Or as he put it: “Making the line smile”. And the lines certainly smile in each of the Wooden Animals – which have all become iconic.

Kay Bojesen
About the brand

Kay Bojesen was a Danish silversmith and designer known for his iconic wooden figurines and toys. His designs are characterized by their simple, clean lines, craftsmanship, and a touch of whimsy. Here are some key aspects and notable designs associated with Kay Bojesen:

  1. Wooden Figurines: Kay Bojesen is best known for his wooden figurines, which have become timeless classics. These include the wooden monkey, the wooden elephant, the wooden bear, and the wooden songbird. These figurines are characterized by their smooth, rounded forms and playful expressions. They are loved for their charm and ability to bring joy to both children and adults.
  2. Craftsmanship: Kay Bojesen was dedicated to craftsmanship and quality. His wooden figurines were meticulously handcrafted, often from high-quality woods such as oak or teak. The attention to detail and the use of natural materials contribute to the longevity and enduring appeal of his designs.
  3. Function and Playfulness: While Kay Bojesen's designs have a playful and whimsical aesthetic, they are also functional. Many of his figurines can be posed and moved, encouraging imaginative play. They are not only decorative objects but also interactive toys that engage the user.
  4. Expansion of Design Range: In addition to the iconic wooden figurines, Kay Bojesen designed other wooden objects and homeware items. This includes kitchen utensils, cutlery, tableware, and even jewellery. These designs showcase his ability to combine form and function in various contexts.
  5. Legacy: Kay Bojesen's designs have gained international recognition and have become highly collectible. Today, his creations are still produced by the Danish design company Rosendahl, which continues to honor his legacy by maintaining the original design and craftsmanship.

Kay Bojesen's designs have a timeless and playful quality that appeals to people of all ages. His wooden figurines have become cherished collectibles and are often passed down through generations.

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