our story

The first days of COVID 19 lockdown bought a certain chaos to our home – gone were the many activities, parties and sports – in their place was TIME and we didn’t know what to do with it!

Thankfully our children led the way in us all adapting. Their new play seemed to involve every piece of household furniture, cushion, every pillow and blanket. Our belongings were repurposed for forts, space stations, dark caves and quiet reading retreats. We loved the imagination, the collaboration and the freedom of it all. I just struggled with the mess!

This led to a revamp of our living and play area where we trawled the web for a proper solution – something that allowed our children creative freedom, encouraged independent play and was safe and cosy too. We wanted it to be more than simply a piece of furniture – that didn’t just take up space, but actually complemented it.

So we started some grown up imagination – could we create something that fulfilled so many different needs and looked appealing too? Something hard wearing, Australian Made and ecologically sound?

This is where Nook was born – somewhere to play, to ignite imagination, to relax, to connect and to sleep. From our family to yours, we hope you love your Nook as much as we do xxx

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award winning design

Our Australian-made My Nook Play Sofa is the proud winner of the prestigious Gold Accolade in the Product Design category of the 2021 Australian Good Design Awards. It’s a significant achievement for a young, family-run business and we’re so proud to have received this honour.

The award win represents well-deserved recognition by a jury of product design & innovation specialists, which saw the innovative My Nook Play Sofa stand out amongst a record number of 933 high-calibre submissions.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented:

“This is an original and wonderful piece of children's furniture, with endless possibilities for play and imagination. It's the ultimate cubby! The playful design looks like fun, and the customer reviews point to the high-quality of My NooK. The product is simple and intuitive, well-made and showcases a great colour palette. It's a brilliant product for kids and parents alike. Well done.”

All our Nooks are produced right here in Australia but a trusted Aussie team which allows us to deliver the highest quality product to you and your families... all gold tick approved!

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why us

Both Patrick and Olivia bring different skills to our Nook Office!

Patrick has worked in brand management and product development over the past 20 years for luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Montblanc and Bulgari across Europe, Asia and now Australia.

Olivia has a product management background, working as the National Gift Buyer for NewsLink Travel Retail and launching the Discover and Virgin Music brands into Airport Retail around Australia.

We are both passionate about quality children's products and creating items that are functional, wear beautifully and inspire joy by stimulating the imagination.

We believe in building production and jobs in Australia and in strong environmental credentials to protect the world for our future generations.

Our three children love being involved in the family business and are budding little entrepreneurs who have been our Art Directors, Branding Consultants and Chief Product Samplers!

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