Mini Archi @ Monocle Design

"Dolls' house

Architects Ana Maia and Laurent Maes decided tradicional children's toys needed an update and in September, the Belgian duo launched Mini Archi- a brand dedicated to toys for both girls and boys.

Everything is handmade in Portugal and products such as the lacquered birch plywood Modular House - a white multi-panelled construction complete with accessories such as stair and pillars - will educate and inspire budding architects of any age. "I wanted to introduce an architectural object to the infant universe while merging the world of children and adults, that will help people develop their sense of composition, " says Maia. Great for adults too.- AK "

in Monocle, issue 69, volume 07
December 13 / January 14