Collection: Fabelab

Fabelab's Story

We are
Established in Copenhagen, Fabelab is a playful organic Scandinavian children’s toy and interior brand, who believes in creating high-quality, innovative, and responsibly made products for a cosy, creative and playful home.

Fabelab stems from a world of imagination, and the name is created by two seemingly opposite words: fable and laboratory. Fabelab’s ideas originate from this playful, experimental space where dreams inspire an imaginative landscape of multi-purpose products, that allow children and their families to grow and develop together, gathering stories and valuable childhood memories along the way.

Fabelab’s Founder Michaela Weisskirchner-Barfod is an Austrian architect-turned-designer and a mother of two. Her dream has been to make functional, aesthetic, sustainable, and long-lasting interior designs and products for kids.

Michaela is explorative, creative, innovative, and playful in her approach to design. At the same time, she combines her love for children and their sparkling universe with trends in the fashion and design world. Combining her skills and passion as an architect and scenographer, Michaela’s design process is holistic and functional with a twist of the intangible imaginary universe that resides in the child in all of us.

Born and raised in Vienna, Michaela moved to Denmark in 2005 and now lives North of Copenhagen with her Danish husband and their two girls.

We create
Starting from the award-winning Fabelab blanket (Playfold Bird), we have grown the Fabelab family of products to interior pieces and toys for children. From beautifully stitched mobiles to handy tote bags and cuddly Buddies. Fabelab’s universe is playful, innovative, magical, and above all, functional.

We dream
Fabelab’s point of departure is an experimental laboratory where fables and fairytales play an important role. We are in awe of children’s creativity and imagination. Tapping into this world, we dream about diving into playful universes, where dreams can come true and the imagination can run wild - accompanied by friendly Buddies, curious Pocket Friends, adventurous Fab Friends, and cuddly animals.

We believe
Fabelab believes in high-quality products and innovative design. We want to contribute to children’s imagination. Fabelab’s products encourage play, experimentation, and creativity. We believe in the power of storytelling and therefore our products have a story behind them. 

We care

Making a difference in the design is not everything – how the products are brought to life is equally important! 

From the beginning the founder of Fabelab, Michaela, has made an effort to keep an honest and sustainable approach to the design and production of the Fabelab collections, and as she says: “At Fabelab we believe that when it comes to sustainability every big and small step along the way helps to create a better planet for our kids”. It’s not just about design, but also how the products come to life. But the journey to sustainable practice is no easy feat! For Fabelab, sustainable design is about using the right materials, ensuring proper treatment of workers, as well as the lifespan of the product.

Fabelab’s products are made from organic cotton and we fill the products with sustainable materials but of course the washing and longevity of the products matter. We also strive to reduce plastic waste in every way possible. 

We like to think of each product as an individual, just like you and your child. Our products are made with love and based on sustainable beliefs, organic materials, and attention to detail.