P'kolino (pee-ko-lee-no) was founded to improve play at home by two dads with a passion for
creating great products.
With the help of friends, family and a global network of designers,
P’kolino has created play products that are beloved worldwide for their playful style and smart functionality.
Our Story Our
story is about passion for better products and how they can change
one’s life and that of those around us. P'kolino founders, J.B.
Schneider and Antonio Turco-Rivas, started with a clear goal: to "make
better products to improve play at home". This mutual goal was realized
during their MBA studies at Babson College (the leading entrepreneurial
school in the country).
There they began an intensive research and development project with 20+ international design students from
the Rhode Island School of Design. From this collaboration came the
P’kolino Play Table, and with the help of “those around them”, family
and friends, they created P’kolino and this award winning, globally
recognized, Play Table. You can see a short
video about the product development process with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Babson College Graduate School of Business that created the P'kolino Play Table and started our business.
With the continued collaboration of an international network of
designers and some “homegrown” talent, P’kolino has expanded to offer
playfully smart products that are enjoyed by children and families
worldwide. Through the insight and passion of our founders and designers
P’kolino has developed a playfully smart design philosophy. “Playful”
means designing products that have a fun and engaging style that
children are drawn to but that parents can also appreciate for their
aesthetic value. “Smart” means designing products that have superior
functionality to safely support children’s developmental needs and
extend the life of the product through multiple uses. Everything we do
aims towards brining this design philosophy to our customers home.
P’kolino is constantly creating
new products; we believe all aspects of life can use a little smart
playfulness and with a lot of passion and the continued support of our
now extended family and friends we intend to show it.