Huisje Design is an Australian design house
It's signature product is the Huisje Kind Dolls House --- The Packable Stackable doll-house
Huisje Design was born from the love of craft & childhood development, The founder has worked in child research, and was keen on marrying her two passions.
The inspiration for “Huisje Design” came during two wonderful years spent living in Amsterdam back in the early 2000’s when our two daughters were very young. Anyone who has travelled to Amsterdam has most likely spent some time wandering or taking a cruise along one or more of it’s many wonderful canals, marveling at the beautiful facades of those tall houses - some proud, grand and stately, others quite ramshackle – but all with their own unique character. Perhaps you were lucky enough to have seen a piece of furniture or a box of goods being hoisted up and pulled in through a window using a rope suspended from the hook attached at the top of the house – much easier than negotiating those narrow winding staircases. As we spent many happy hours wandering those canals, lulling our little girls to sleep in their pram, inspiration slowly dawned – what a great design for a dolls house…
Our girls are not so young any more, but have been wonderful "product-development consultants" as they have enjoyed playing with and fully road-testing our designs across the years.
In the spirit of “sustainability”, we have made every effort to keep Huisje Design products as eco-friendly as possible.The Dolls house is made from certified (Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)) poplar plywood. We’ve also sought, where possible, to source production processes and components within Australia, and especially, locally. Production occurs entirely in Melbourne, Australia, all aspects of the dolls house production are predominantly by hand - no “mass-production” in our own (and very cluttered!) home. Even the printed fabric designs are our own.
Doll houses are excellent toys to help children develop, and we wanted to create a product that excites and inspires children & the child in all of us. As there is no greater joy / pleasure than getting actively involved with your child’s personal growth & development.
Huisje Design products provide children the tools to aid in developing their cognitive, motor, communication, language, nurturing and caring skills... whilst having FUN!!!
We empower children to express their thoughts, feelings and life experience through PLAY!!!