5 comments for “The classic Kay Bojesen wooden ape

  1. July 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Kay Bojesen is regarded as one of Denmark’s biggest designer names and his designs are among the most popular in Danish design.

    Kay Bojesen graduated as a silversmith in 1910 after completing his apprenticeship with silversmith Georg Jensen. As one of the first Danish artisans to do so, he embraced functionalism. He was among the pioneers who organised Den Permanente association – a cooperative of artists that included a shop and exhibition space which over the decades came to represent the best in Danish and Scandinavian design.

    1919 became the start of a new era for Kay Bojesen. He got married and his son Otto was born. This sparked Kay Bojesen’s imagination and fascination for children, toys and wood and brought back memories of his own childhood when his father (the publisher Ernst Bojesen – the publisher of the Danish satirical annual Blæksprutten (The Octopus)) cut wooden figures for him and encouraged his children to be creative, imaginative and playful.

  2. July 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Love Kaj Bojesen. Here’s mine on a String shelf: http://i.imgur.com/Xjrc3na.jpg

    We also have the dachshund, bear and puffin.

  3. July 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    I got one of these from my mom. She got it as a child from her aunts husband who was from Denmark. I really like it, looks great in my living room 🙂

  4. July 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Bonus fact: The monkey was originally created as a coat hook extension for kids.

  5. July 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    That damn monkey always creeped me out as a kid. I hated it, no idea where it is now and I’m alright with that.

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