Building a better world everyday.
The Adventure of Play We believe it is tremendously important for kids to learn trough play. Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills. Our ideal is to contribute to a better future by raising an awareness in children from a very early age on about the world around them. We need the next generation to stand up for our planet.
The Joy of Imagination We have a basic human need to express imagination, curiosity and creativity, which are key resources in a knowledge-driven world. For us it is vital to allow the imagination of the child to flourish. In our designs we use simple shapes and colours, leaving space for the child to invent his own universe. By adding actual stories to our toys, we motivate parents to talk to their children and open up a world of endless possibilities.
0% plastic 100% natural Because we don’t want to contribute to the plastic problem in any way, all of our toys, packaging and promotion materials are completely plastic free. We use GOTS certified organic cotton plush, organic cotton thread, a Texel sheep wool stuffing, environmentally friendly FSC certified wood, paints and finishes and recycled cardboard boxes.
Design for all ages. Our products are not only children’s toys, but also beautiful designs for everybody to enjoy. We aim for them to last for generations.
We have two desks: one woodwork bench in our woodwork studio in the garden and one desk with a sewing machine in our home studio in the attic. At the moment the most important tool for our wooden animals is a scroll saw. Alper is very happy with his sanding machines, it makes work much faster. All the other hand tools are within reach, hanging in a nice line inside the windowpane. In our home studio of course the sewing machine is the most important one. And a pair of good scissors, needles and organic cotton thread. Both of our desks are always full of pieces of ongoing projects, all ready for assembling. When we are not sewing or sawing, we are mostly searching for inspiration and sketching new ideas. We can make quite a mess on our kitchen table together with our son, who is our biggest inventor and most enthusiastic assistant.
Stuck at home during the first lockdown, trying to make sense of it all, we started working on our new collection: Lockdown Animals.
In these strange and sad times of Covid we came across one small beautiful thing: suddenly animals started to reclaim the empty cities. Swans in the canals of Venice, ducks in the fountains of Rome, racoons were taking over Central Park in New York. While we were working on our new series and posting our progress on social media, we started getting messages of people telling us about other animals they had seen around their houses and cities. That’s how our fox entered the scene. He popped up in a garden in Berlin. While unfortunately lockdown is still far from over, our lockdown animals is an ongoing project. So feel free to share your experiences or photos, maybe your animal will also become part of our collection…