AVDAR is a young brand with multiple cultural backgrounds developed by Evgeny (from Russia) and Lulu (from Mongolia). In the Mongolian language AVDAR means a box shaped wooden furniture where the family stores the most valuable items and treasures. If my grandmother went to open the avdar, then for sure something very pleasant is going to happen. Maybe she is going to take out a jar of candies or new dress for me. So its always very exciting when someone opens the avdar box. We called our brand AVDAR, wishing that it can become the treasure box for families, and with every piece we make, we can bring your family the joy and excitement, just as I felt when I was a kid.
My partner and I always wanted to work with wood, we often talked about having a small studio, or wished to have a wood workshop events in our city, but all the dreams came true when we become parents. In 2016 we did our first wooden rack for our son, and that was the beginning of our story.
In the past 3 years we literally have grown from our kitchen studio into 500 square meter work space. Although we have slow production, as every step of production is carefully handled by hand. In 2021 we only made 4 new toys, we believe that slowing down in every aspect is very important for the future of our planet. We wish that as a parent we can teach our children the value of the things we have, and give them longer life.
We believe in minimalism, where 1 simple toy can replace at least 5 other toys. Modern families are decluttered, and conscious on consuming.
We believe in nature, where everything is beautiful and safe. We use solid wood to make our toys and non toxic water based paint. Every step of our production is handmade.
We believe in open-ended play, where a child chooses the way to play his own toys. Open-ended and free play helps our kids to grow active and creative human being.