Monkey Around at Skandium with Kay Bojesen
Demonstration, booking necessary, 100 places, free
Exhibition, booking not necessary, free
Kay Bojesen’s iconic articulated Monkey comprises 31 parts in limba wood and teak, assembled by hand in Denmark. Skandium brings the workshop to life in its Marylebone store, hosting a master craftsman to demonstrate how each Monkey is made.
Designed in 1951, the Monkey is at the heart of Kay Bojesen’s loveable wooden menagerie, including an elephant, hippo, dog, bear and rabbit. Avoiding strict or sophisticated lifelike copies, Bojesen instead created his beloved animals as compelling embodiments of how a child might picture them; ‘the lines need to smile’, he once said. This basic philosophy informs all of his creations, appealing to the child in all of us.