We are Szilvi and Juli, the parents of Bubu Toys. Our wooden toy shop in Barcelona that was born in August 2022. We are also the parents of Laia, who was born one year and two months after our beloved project.
Szilvi is an early childhood educator and Juli is a sociologist and social integrator, so it seems obvious why we are opening this shop. As an educator, Szilvi has experience with Montessori, Waldorf and Pikler materials, so we were looking for a place where children could find the things they love. Juli, who has also worked with children as a social integrator, loves to play, make jokes and laugh with people.
Szilvi was born in Hungary and knew a very cool toy designer there, these were our first treasures, the 3D wooden puzzles. They are toys with a unique design and bright colours, they filled our first shelves. We like to sell toys that we could give to our daughter, we always think about the wellbeing of the children and how our products could influence them before we choose them.
We must confess that some of the toys in our shop we have only for nostalgia or for our own amusement, we look for those pieces that made us vibrate when we were kids and we bring them back so that the little ones fall in love with them just as we did in our time. An example of this are the spinning tops we have, something that Juli loves and of which he has his own, he says they are to show customers how they work, but the truth comes out when he gets to play alone in the shop.
Juli manages the shop, Szilvi helps with his ideas and proposals and Laia is our inspiration. We are a team of three people who imagine, create, transform and give life to this beautiful project that is currently putting all its efforts into strengthening its presence on the Internet so that our philosophy reaches all the people who love children and their free way of playing and learning.