Paola Bernardotto Designer & founder 'ettomio

Ettomio is a small Italian company offering cognitive-development design furniture for children. We create and realize sustainable children’s furniture inspired by Maria Montessori’s approach.

Our mission is to meet modern parents and families expectations: offering innovative products for children realized with high standard materials and with an ethical approach.

Ettomio products are timeless, shaped by the imagination of kids and realized with passion and care.

We believe in kids creativity, natural abilities and desire to grow. We care about their conscious development as human beings.

We design furniture and products for children that broaden their horizons.

with Paola Bernardotto, founder & owner of ‘ettomio

Why do you make design furniture for children?

I was looking for a kids bed design for my first child. But I did not find it. Therefore I designed it myself. And the result was great!

What is special about your sustainable children’s furniture?

The uniqueness is that our sustainable children`s furniture meet both parents expectations and kids favourites. Children love them because, when using them, they feel free to experiment, to test, to explore the world. They feel our products support and enhance their autonomy. Mums and dads love them because they are smart and functional, they meet modern design, they are truly realized by hand (ethically) and with high quality materials.

When and where was ‘ettomio founded?

Ettomio was conceived during my second maternity-leave (when my creativity was at the top: thank you pregnancy hormones!) and was founded some months after, at the beginning of 2019.

Where do you produce your furniture for children?

We produce in Italy by selecting the best carpenters and tailors: their love and attention to the product is visible in every single detail.

What do you do when you ARE NOT working?

I’m mum-ing :) My two kids are my “real-work”! Then I spend time with family and friends, I travel (the more I can), I cook (the best I can), I (rarely) do some sport and I volunteer in some local no-profit organization.

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    Via Poggian 8
    36051 Creazzo – Vicenza
    Tel. +39 331 761 62 81