Architect parent designed in Switzerland with Korean textile innovation
Architect parent designed in Switzerland with Korean textile innovation
So, first a little backstory. If you're looking for a placemat that just serves as placemat, or a splat mat that just serves as a splat mat, then you're in the wrong place. When designing the product line, flexibility and multi-functionality were at the core of the development.
Being able to pack a mat away, or into your handbag or suitcase means that it's not in the way between use cases. No need to take on the emotional labour of selling it on when your kid reaches the end of a particular stage, because it will come in handy at all ages and stages!
For parents like us who are seeking a robust, adaptable, environmentally friendly mat that can be used in a variety of ways, Studio Huske mats are the perfect option! They're a great investment for families that are constantly on the go because they are composed of high-quality materials and can be used indoors and outdoors. So, let's get into it:
There's a considered art form in making them as simple as possible, so that they can serve you for as long as possible.
As compared with other materials used for similar products, huske mats are made from a premium, innovative textile which is unique on the global market. Which means, it can seem expensive by comparison. However it definitely falls under the banner of buy less, choose well. The longer you've been in the parenting game, the more this resonates with you. We've done our best to deliver quality so you won't regret this upfront investment. You won't have to replace these mats as frequently because they are built to last. Because they are made of high-quality materials that can withstand use, spills, and messes, they are ideal for use at home or while traveling. They have no tags, or seams that can fail or break or gather pigment or germs over time. There's a considered art form in making them as simple as possible, so that they can serve you for as long as possible.
Rest assured, that from washable markers, to glue guns, to nail varnish and wine spills, your mat can take it all.
Cleaning up after a messy play session or mealtime is always a hassle. However, Studio Huske mats make this task a breeze. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth, and they'll look as good as new. Their odorless and food-safe design makes them perfect for use as a placemat too. Rest assured, that from washable markers, to glue guns, to nail varnish and wine spills, your mat can take it all. The mats are waterproof on both sides, so simply submerge them in a sink of soapy water, or a bath and rub fabric on fabric to tackle any messy remains. Take a look at this blog post for more detailed information on how to care for your mat.
Studio Huske mats are perfect for use in a variety of settings. Whether you're camping, picnicking, or just need an extra play surface at home, these mats are the perfect solution. The lightweight and portable design make them easy to take with you wherever you go.
One less thing to worry about! At Studio Huske, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. These mats are made from Oekotex 100/1 certified materials and the have a Korean Eco label, which means they are both clean and non-toxic both in your home and in production. The textile is recyclable, and we are actively working on processes for circular reuse. They are made in small batches in a medium sized factory in South Korea. In terms of processing the supply chain is short and transparent. The raw materials are sourced within Korea and the manufacturer has a long standing reputation for excellence in production and serves some of the biggest asian sports brands. The mats are not made in Europe as the manufacturing expertise does not exist there yet, as of yet. Our packing is plastic free and our orders are shipped carbon neutral. This means that you can feel good about your purchase and know that you're doing your part for the planet.
They're anti-microbial, odorless, food-safe, and free from harmful chemicals. So you can fold up your mat after a particularly messy session, and be safe in the knowledge that nothing unexpected will 'grow' behind the scenes.
Studio huske mats are designed with your child's safety in mind. If you know kids, you'll know that they like to get down and dirty, and up close and personal! So we've built that into the design, and it was a deciding factor in the choice of mat materials. They're anti-microbial, odorless, food-safe, and free from harmful chemicals. So you can fold up your mat after a particularly messy session, and be safe in the knowledge that nothing unexpected will 'grow' behind the scenes. This means that you can feel confident that your child is playing and eating on a safe, clean surface. And what's more, the textured surface is soft to the touch and intended to offer a beautiful sensory base for exploration.
The textured surface stimulates visually and feels very close to leather to the touch. Our mats provide an uncluttered, beautiful base for play.
Who said functional can't be stylish? Studio huske mats come in a variety of colors and designs, so you're sure to find one that matches your style. Whether you're looking for something bright and bold or subtle and understated, there's a Studio huske mat for you. The textured surface stimulates visually and feels very close to leather to the touch. Our mats provide an uncluttered, beautiful base for play. Take them out under a tree in the summer and watch the shadow play on your mat to understand the pleasure of a textured minimal surface. Thea are dual-toned, but not double sided. The top side is smooth and the underside is anti-slip. This two-tone is not just an aesthetic feature, but it's pragmatic too. It allows you to easily track which side was facing the ground, especially useful when things are getting hectic around the dinner table. If you know, you know!
They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as an underlay for flower arranging, for bike repairs, as a blanket for your suitcase on a bed when you travel, a surface to do your ironing on, or as an underlay for potty training.
Studio huske mats aren't just for playtime and mealtime, and certainly not just for kids. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as an underlay for flower arranging, for bike repairs, as a blanket for your suitcase on a bed when you travel, a surface to iron on, or as an underlay for potty training. The possibilities are truly endless and limited only by your imagination! So far we've used them for the following kid activities... As play mat both at home and in the park, as a place to sit at the edge of a sand pit or on a hike, a placemat or table cloth for mealtimes, under the high chair, or a splat mat for messy arts and crafts, a paddling pool in the sand at the beach....The list goes on and on!
When your child is playing or eating, they want to be comfortable. Studio Huske mats are designed with this in mind. They provide a soft and supportive surface that's perfect for little bottoms and knees.
They are as simple as possible, but no simpler. No hanging tags, nothing that can break and fail.
Studio huske mats are made with care and attention to detail. They are as simple as possible, but no simpler. No hanging tags, nothing that can break and fail. Their surface is made of pure silicone, including the logo, which means there are no additional polymer surface treatments. They're architect designed in Switzerland, by parents for parents, in collaboration with a very experienced manufacturing team ensuring that each mat is of the highest quality.
The mats are fundamentally open ended, making them very suitable for sensory and independent Montessori inspired play.
At studio huske we believe that play matters, right through out life. We want to keep this front of mind, to support and encourage hobbies, down-time, experimentation and casual low-stakes creativity. As a consequence, the mats are fundamentally open ended, making them very suitable for sensory and independent Montessori inspired play. Whether you have a newborn, toddler, or older child, Studio huske mats are perfect for every age and stage. They provide a safe and comfortable surface for babies to practice tummy time, and a sturdy surface for older children to build and play, and an underlay for any DIY project you should choose to take on! Play mats for parents! Play mats for Life!
Long story short, Studio huske mats offer unmatched versatility and sustainability, making them a must-have for every parent.
Shop yours today, or drop a hint for Mother's Day, the next kid birthday...or make any day a Parent Day!
Kate is owner and founder of studio huske, a swiss-based kids interior-products brand which is dedicated to developing premium quality, phase-less. genderless, robust, wipeable children's products. The range celebrates texture and colour and textiles which appeal to both the adult and the child's eye alike. Produced sustainably in small batches in Korea, the vegan leather textile used is OEKOtex 100 certified and has a Korean eco label. Studio huske products are intended to be a daily support in the lives of both parents and children. Designed by an architect mother for her own kids- by parents for parents.
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