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About us

Our little man, born late in 2015, inspired the creation of Modern Monty. When preparing for him to arrive, setting up his nursery and searching for toys as he grew, we found a gap in the market that we were passionate about filling. We didn't gravitate towards a lot of the mainstream toys and children's decor we commonly saw in franchised children's stores. We didn't like the feel that the garish colours and shiny, plastic materials created. 

We have always loved the look of the minimalistic, Scandinavian style with soft pastel colours and luxurious textures. We fell in love with many children's toys and decor that we found in boutique stores, online and especially on Instagram that paid respect to this aesthetic. Nonetheless often the minimalist style meant that the toys in these stores didn't engage the senses as much as a baby or child often craves. 

We wanted to create toys that fulfilled the modern brief in appearance, whilst also stimulating bub's auditory, visual and tactile senses to support their development. We were keen to reflect our respect for the Montessori ideas about education and play in our designs as well. Montessori toys are traditionally made of natural products like wood and are quite simple in appearance, though encourage exploration of the senses, problem solving and imaginative play. 

Our products are designed to provide joy in their minimalistic, modern appearance for Mums and Dads, whilst also meeting the sensory and developmental needs for your little one. All efforts are made to utilise natural and organic materials when we can, however if not our products are all certainly non-toxic and completely safe for the most precious little ones in your life.

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Meg & Kelvin
Modern Monty Founders

Melbourne, Australia