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 bringing this design philosophy to our customers home