Tuesday, February 2, 2010


See this cute little monkey's arm?

The price tag???

699.75 Danish Kroner!


Not so cute anymore... It's suddenly a very stupid little monkey!

I wanted to get one for my new little niece. I had seen them everywhere and thought they must be "Danish". Sorry Audrey, no $140.00 monkey for you.


Anonymous said...

The wooden monkey made of teak/limba wood was designed by the award winning Danish designer/silversmith Kay Bojesen all the way back in 1951.
That's probably one of the reason it's so expensive.
His creations are collector's items today.
He has also made other wooden creations, like a bear, an elephant, a zebra and different guardsmen.
There's also a much larger version of the wooden monkey sold for DKK 7,950!

Today, the wooden monkey is made by Danish company Rosendahl: http://www.rosendahl.com/Default.aspx?ID=506&GroupID=TR_KB&AreaID=8

The Kay Bojesen silverware is still made today: http://www.kaybojesensilver.com

Dag said...

I'm totally with you on this one. That is a dumb monkey. $140! Danish prices are ridiculous!


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