Originally trained as a graphic* and type designer**, Nico Schweizer started developing children's products after the birth of his daughter.
He built the play kitchen Lili and the dollhouse Ray Ray for her, while taking a sabbatical in Italy in 2004. In 2005, he developed the children's lifestyle brand momoll.com for the zürich-based company Feinschliff, a social project focussing on re-integrating unemployed and untrained workers into the work force.
His designs for the popular play kitchen Lili, the dollhouse Ray Ray, the play towers Thing 3/Thing 4 (along with ICKX) were part of the first collection of toys and play objects released. All products were produced locally in Zürich, Switzerland.
The second collection featured the furniture box set Legno, the play barn Far Far, wooden animals set Enzo (as well as some of the later Eero animals set), the Audio chair (originally named 'Grimm Chair') amongst others. Various other products such as Rocks, Monkey Bear, etc. were developed in the same year but not released.
The first two momoll collections designed by him proved to be a success and the lines of products were sold worldwide within months.
Inspired by the woodworking skills of his norwegian grandfather, Nico's work has been driven by the wish to promote playful learning and playing, and a love for natural materials. In 2012, Nico relocated to Brooklyn, New York and he now works independently from his studio.
**Art Direction: Nico Schweizer