Our Story


WHAT WE DO

At Fabelab we encourage little Dreamers and Adventurers to imagine, explore and discover - filling their surroundings with playfulness, stories and love.

Our products are not only beautiful and functional, they are versatile, offering various possibilities in use and interpretation. Through our designs we contribute to a playful and enjoyable environment to grow up in as well as a cosy and secure home. Our children will be the makers of tomorrow, we are the makers of their growth environment, surrounding them with appealing design, good quality and fair production. With our inspiration from all over the world, including people and culture in our team, we show our little ones to be open minded and curious about what first can feel different.

We believe in dreams expressed through our children’s creativity, their ability to creatively be proud of new achievements and innovations in their own ways and their own beautiful minds.
Fabelab supports this creativity, these dreams and the believe in being able to achieve anything in life, through a balance of playfulness, magical surprises, sophisticated colours and simple geometry.

We design innovative and soft products for everyday use, that are made responsibly. 

Our collections consist of a range of colours that are soothing to the eye and at the same time playful and sophisticated.


PAOLA GRIMALT  joined FABELAB team in 2013. She has a BA in Design and Business with specialization in Sustainable Purchasing. She works closely with Michaela in the design process but she  is mainly responsible for keeping  in touch with our production team/partners. She also enjoys doing customer service and making sure that all queries are always answered empathetically. 

‘’ I love working at Fabelab where I get motivated to share ideas that can be long lasting and functional in designs that are also fun. My two boys are always an inspiration to encourage Fabelab to get a sustainable approach’’

We love to work as a team. We have been fortunate to have worked with the following creative, ambitious and inspiring people:

Photographers Patricia Weisskirchner, Klaus Andorfer from Austria and Choki Lindberg from Denmark. Graphic designer Naja Jin Dahl Knudsen from Denmark designing our logo and identity. Nina Olafsson from Iceland helping with marketing our products. Textiledesigner Caitlyn Ryall from Cananda developing new designs. Designer Shoko Nakanishi from Japan drawing her fun and narrative illustrations.

 

WHO WE ARE 

MICHAELA WEISSKIRCHNER-BARFOD is the founder and the designer of FABELAB. She is an Austrian architect with a background in scenography and experience in developing creative projects. Michaela created FABELAB in 2013 to realise her ideas of playful and sustainable design. She embraces Scandinavian design, taking inspiration from people’s stories and cultures. 

"As an architect and mother of 2 girls, I get inspired by both my work and my children to develop innovative products for cuddling, playing and everyday use. I like those small moments of amazement and the magic we can bring to childhood by encouraging their fantasy. Creating the FABELAB universe, I can combine my background in architecture and scenography, spacial principles and storytelling, into functional and inspiring designs.”

 


The Brand

FABELAB’s products are designed by Michaela W-B, an Austrian architect living in Copenhagen, who embraces Scandinavian design, taking inspiration from people’s stories, cultures and her background as architect and stage designer. We love the simplicity of geometric shapes that can be interpreted individually.


Interaction

FABELAB encourages storytelling.
A space for children and their parents to imagine and fantasise.
A beautiful interaction of guidance that fosters children’s creativity.
The idea behind our folding blankets, is the essence of FABELAB and how it all started: to be a sustainable company, using organic materials and designing products that can have a longer life by transforming alongside the growing child.

 The Products

At FABELAB, we challenge ourselves to offer innovative design products for everyday use, that are made responsibly. Aesthetically appealing and with functionalities that stimulate the child’s senses and trigger their imagination throughout different stages of their development and can become a part of their playful universe.

Organic & Sustainable

Developing products of high quality is important to us. This is why our products are carefully made using organic cotton by our GOTS certified partner company in India. Our accessories, such as our garlands, crowns and masks, are made from cut-offs of our own production, by this we follow our zero-waste philosophy.