Monday, 2 June 2014

Two Heads Are Better Than One

Thabto (Two Heads Are Better Than One) is a contemporary London based design studio producing a unique range of fun and original gifts, quirky accessories and design-led homewares.

After graduating in Product Design from Central Saint Martins, London in 2006, Thabto founders Steven and James collaborated on a number of design projects for various clients. They quickly realised that their like-minded approach to design and flow of creativity when working together was the perfect foundation for a partnership, leading the duo to design and develop their own range of quality, quirky and unusual products.
Our favourite product is the Subbuteo bottle opener and we aren't alone - it won a hattrick of awards in the gift of the year competition.  Best Gift for Men and Best Collectible Gift, and also the prestigious OVERALL GIFT OF THE YEAR 2014! 

So what market does James have in mind for his Subbuteo range? “I think it is really the Dad market - guys who used to play when they were young. In fact we’ve noticed that a lot of the 40-something and 50-something buyers who come to the stand looking a bit tired after traipsing round the show, get really enthusiastic when they see it and you can suddenly see a flash of their seven-year old selves,” 

OMG he's talking about Ian and I!  and that was exactly what happened when we came across the THABTO stand at the International Spring Fair in Birmingham this February.

Thabto's growing range of tongue in cheek products are now stocked by some of the worlds most respected retailers worldwide... (we are in good company!) And there are many more great products in the pipeline.

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