Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cool product designer alert- Kay Bojesen!

Featuring legendary classic toy designer, Kay Bojesen (1886-1958), a Danish silversmith and designer who is best known for creating a wooden toy monkey which was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert museum in London in the 1950's, and which today is still considered a design classic. He started designing his classic wooden monkey in 1951.  The Bojesen Monkey with the prankster's look with the light-colored belly has transformed kids' rooms into jungles and sparked dreams of far-away places since 1951. On Danish television, it has a permanent space as a mascot in wildlife programs and as a prize in quiz shows. The extreme popularity of his design lies in its superior craftsmanship and modern simplicity. Below are a few examples of his classics.

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