The Wooden Monkey is his most celebrated Danish design object has proudly been crafted for Rosendahl Design Group at our own workshop in Denmark since 1992.

With its friendly expression and soft silhouette, the Wooden Monkey captures Kay Bojesen’s playful trademark perfectly.

A highly complex product consisting of 31 different parts made of two kinds of hardwood, the Wooden Monkey requires a unique sense of detail and a gifted ability to create a beautiful, charismatic object from a log of wood.

Kay Bojesen

Kay Bojesen, a Danish silversmith and designer, created the original Wooden Monkey in 1951 and was known for his love of wooden toys. He was able to bring wood to life with soul and humour. The Wooden Monkey is his most celebrated design and is today a classic design object widely appreciated by children and adults alike.

The Wooden Monkey is made of teak and limba hardwoods that age beautifully to ensure long-lasting value. With rotating legs and arms, the hands and feet are shaped like hooks to allow the monkey to hang and swing like its real-life counterpart.