Kay Bojesen’s Monkey consists of 31 parts and is made of limba wood and sustainable teak. When we work with beloved design classics, we maintain a design heritage that demands integrity throughout. That means we focus intently on using sustainable wood material in the production of Monkey. Monkey is made from plantation teak – which is a sustainable alternative to teak from natural forests. This is how we ensure a responsible approach to forestry, as well as better living conditions for local communities around plantations throughout the world. When recently felled, plantation teak’s colour varies from wax-yellow to light grey-green, sometimes also speckled with dark spots and striping. Our supplier focuses on making the different colour variations as similar as possible. A special attempt is made to match the arms and legs with the colour of the Monkey’s body, while the head will often appear darker than the rest of the Monkey. When working with plantation teak, variations in colour are inevitable, and these variations are therefore not a quality parameter. They are a consequence of the choices we’ve made concerning sustainability and integrity in our production of the Kay Bojesen Monkey. Instead, the quality parameters of the wood include that the surface should be free of splinters, scars or cracks, while only healthy knots are acceptable. Glue remains must never be visible. The limba wood used in Monkey is imported from Africa and meets EUTR regulations, which ensure legal felling in the country of origin. Over time, exposure to light and air will turn any colour nuances in the teak into a more even, golden-brown and warm tone. Every single Kay Bojesen Monkey will, however, maintain its own, entirely unique personality.