Let’s face it. Mealtimes with small children are messy. But it doesn’t have to be. I've been there.
My name is Mateya, and I am the Founder of Brightberry and the designer behind its tableware for children.
Becoming a mum to my son and daughter was a life-changing experience. It provided me with a whole new outlook and stimulated my creative mind, eventually leading me to launch this business.
Like other mums, when my daughter was ready for solids, I, too, bought her first tableware. In the process, I quickly learned that many of the available products lack functionality and practicality. For example, they didn't suction well, were easily stained, couldn't be washed sufficiently, needed improved shape, etc. I could go on all day.
I guess nothing is more irritating than receiving something that doesn't work well for its intended use. I believe it's not enough for a product to look good; it must also function well. So, I decided to take matters into my own skilled hands.
My academic and professional backgrounds in industrial design have provided me with unique insight regarding product creation. I believe in the value of functionality. It is just as important as a product's aesthetics (if not more so), which drives me to develop the most useful products for families. When it comes to the design of kids' tableware, I believe these products should simplify parenthood. I strive to innovate with these principles in mind.
I genuinely enjoy creating well-designed, practical goods that make life easier for busy mums like myself.
I am grateful to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, one of Australia's most popular travel destinations. I relocated here from Slovenia with my husband and our son a decade ago. We have since added another member to our family: our beautiful daughter. Although I'll always miss my Slovenian homeland, I am ecstatic about the extraordinary life we've created here, in Oz.
Brightberry is one of my greatest passions, and I genuinely enjoy running it with my amazing husband's assistance, who is also an award-winning industrial designer.
We are eager to see the full materialisation of our vision.
Stay tuned for our exclusive, new designs coming soon!