I am Olivia and I am happy to share with you the adventure of my label bada&bou. This journey started some years ago when I became a mother for the first time.
Trained as an industrial designer I got to work for world famous designers and architects between France, Sweden and Germany. The furniture and objects I designed filled my life and thinking and surrounded me also at home. Munich became my chosen home where I was a project leader for world renowned Designer Konstantin Grcic.
Living a consciously reduced and sustainable lifestyle I was facing the challenge to find beautiful and long lasting objects that my children would love to play and live with. I wanted my children to have some things that they would value over time and that somehow would stay relevant. Something I would also feel happy to have around in our carefully designed home.
Since esthetics, quality and sustainability are values which are deeply rooted in my every day life I realized that I had to take matters in my own hands.... and started bada&bou.
“I was dreaming of something that the whole family would be happy to have at home. Something big, something cozy and friendly - something like a pet that is always up for fun and cuddles - just happy to be around.“
To guarantee a high quality production with passionate craftsmen and clean and safe materials, we have been carefully selecting our production place for the bada&bou‘s.
Our small-batch production is all made in Italy - close to Padova.
When I met Paola and her daugther Sara who run their upholstery company close to Padova I quickly understood that this not only a factory where high quality furniture is produced but also a small network of family run manufacturies who work hand in hand.
Having been in the factory frequently during the entire development process I understood that I found talented craftsmen who look after every single animal with care and love.