For over 70 years, Kay Bojesen has brought the smiles of the iconic Monkey to life at home. Since then, new family members have joined and in 2021 another member was introduced: Reworked Monkey. Reworked Monkey has been designed with one purpose in mind: To use our material with responsibility and care. Reworked Monkey is made from residual wood that would otherwise have gone to waste. It breathes new life into both the heritage and the wood.
The Reworked Anniversary Monkey is a special edition of the iconic Monkey made of leftover wood. It comes in mini, small, medium and large sizes, of which small, medium and large are anniversary editions. The special edition has a 70th anniversary stamp on the paw and comes in a limited edition wooden anniversary box.
Like his brothers in the monkey family, Reworked Monkey is made to a high quality and with great craftsmanship. The re-worked Monkey is based on the principle of upcycling, and the goal is to use the resources that would otherwise have gone to waste. This means that the monkeys are made from different types of residual wood. The wood is thus cut off or scrapped in relation to its original purpose.
Reworked Monkey is made from different types of wood, where we use teak, walnut, oak, ash, maple, limba, mahogany, etc. We cannot guarantee which types of wood each monkey is made of due to a limited supply of residual wood.
The processing of Reworked Monkey is considerably more demanding than the well-known monkey in teak and limba, which is turned from one piece of wood. Here, many pieces of wood need to be adapted and put together, and this places high demands on both the craftsmanship and the quality.
Although the Monkey has a friendly and intuitive simplicity about it, the two-tone design in dark teak and light limba wood is composed of 31 individual parts. A complexity of craftsmanship that we continue in Reworked Monkey.
For us, the meticulous upcycling process is a mark of great respect and love: Not just for the Monkey as an iconic classic, but for wood as a resource in the Danish design tradition. Today, Kay Bojesen’s designs are mainly produced in FSC® certified wood, while the upcycled member of the Monkey family focuses on zero waste and using the resources that would otherwise have been wasted.