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think + move = grow
Where does the name tambino come from?
Tambino means "bambino" ('child' in Italian), + "tam" ('innocence', or 'child' in Hebrew ) = Tambino!
Why are tambino designs different?
Your child's focus and abstract thinking skills can be influenced by his or her built environment. A child is not a miniature adult, a child is a different animal altogether. Would your child naturally sit, or focus their best, while sitting at miniaturized adult chair and desk? (Or would you?) A child's thoughts and environment are three-dimensional, and sometimes non-linear and non-continuous. Many kids learn by moving, or seeing, or doing (not just by sitting and listening). We think that since children see and use their environment differently than adults, their products and spaces should be appropriately designed. Our goal is to develop thinking and making, in an unconventional, safe, designed space.
Tambino products are completely non-toxic and environmentally responsible. We've read that a home free of toxins is better for your child's mind. Here are some ways we contribute: Our paint is water-based polyurethane, manufactured in the USA. Water-based polyurethane is low -VOC, lead-free, scratch-resistant, and seals wood against moisture. Our plywood has the world's highest ecological rating, California CARB-P2, which means formaldehyde-free. We use extremely strong materials such as solid Russian birch plywood and solid American maple plywood. Plywood, especially of these cold-climate species, is stronger than even solid hardwood, because its method of construction is layered glue and wood. These come from managed forests.
Tambino is the brain*child of Jessica Cohen, product designer, innovator, and former child. Jessica has degrees in architecture from U.C. Berkeley, M.Arch. '02, and in art and product design from Stanford, A.B. '95, and M.F.A '02, where she studied as a Javitz Fellow. Jessica's experience with alternative learning and teaching styles comes from five years of volunteering with disadvantaged kids ages 7-10 in Tel Aviv; two years of teaching undergraduate design students in Holon, Israel; and seven years of consulting factories on innovation thinking in around the world.
We are currently based in Yuma, Arizona. We hope you and your children enjoy, learn and thrive! We wish you years of growth and enjoyment with your tambino® products!
Owner, Maker, Designer
Jessica has degrees in architecture from U.C. Berkeley, M.Arch. '02, and in art and product design from Stanford, A.B. '95, and M.F.A '02, where she studied as a Javitz Fellow.
What's most important to us at Tambino® is to provide tools to help your child develop abstract and creative thinking, while incorporating movement. A child's thoughts and environment are three-dimensional, and sometimes non-linear and non-continuous. We think that since children see and use their environment differently than adults, their furnishings should be appropriately designed. Would your child naturally sit, or focus their best, while sitting in a miniaturized adult chair? We try to put your child's point of view into every Tambino® design. Our goal is to help kids all over the globe with these intuitive, kinesthetic, and visual learning styles.
Underneath the joyous designs, however, is a lot of serious concern for quality:
o Our plywood has the highest ecological rating, California CARB2, which means, formadehyde-free. Likewise, our paint is water-based polyurethane.
o Care is taken to select the finest wood with a “clean face": no wood “eyes,” spots or gnarls that can leave spaces between layers.
o Child safety is paramount: screws are flush with the surface, edges are rounded, and there are no small openings.
o All materials purchasing is personally supervised by our tambino founder, Stanford designer Jessica Cohen.
Tambino® is the brain*child of Jessica Cohen, product designer, innovator, and former child. Jessica grew up in the USA, and has degrees in art and product design from Stanford, and in architecture from U.C. Berkeley. For the past five years, she has run a design studio, and volunteered with disadvantaged kids ages 7-10 in Tel Aviv.
We hope you and your children enjoy, learn and thrive! We wish you years of growth and enjoyment with your tambino® products!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
WARNING: Store or dispose of spare screws and allen key out of the reach of children.
Age Requirements: Intended for use by children ages 2 to 7.
Maintenance: This product may be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaning solutions or sponges.
Warranty: We warrant to the original consumer purchaser that this product is free of defects in materials or workmanship for one year* from the date of purchase (sales receipt is required for proof of purchase), or we will replace defective parts. This warranty is valid only if the product has been assembled and maintained per the instructions. This warranty does not cover abuse, accident, cosmetic issues from normal wear, or any other cause not arising from defects in material and workmanship. *The warranty period is three months for daycare or commercial purchasers.
Limitation of Liability: tambino llc specifically disclaims all warranties, express of implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will tambino llc be liable for incidental, compensatory, punitive, consequential, indirect, special or other damages, even if tambino llc has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability with respect to defective products is limited to the monies paid to us for the defective good.
call us at 1-650-787-5287, or email us at: info [!at] tambino.com
270 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Box 83
Redwood City, CA 94065 USA
tambino® products are protected by internationally registered and/or pending patents and/or trademarks.All rights reserved.
© 2011 tambino llc.
Customs duties are responsibility of buyer. We will label the box appropriately to pass customs smoothly.
We will ship any item anywhere, however the larger items will require Fedex, UPS or similar international door-to-door carrier, so be advised of the expense. If the shipping cost is not listed for your country, please contact us for a quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
Tambino products are guaranteed for one year against manufacturing defects.
If an item is defective, we certainly want to know about it! Please contact us and document any manufacturing defect or similar problem with your order (i.e., email us some photos of the product.) We will issue a prompt refund or send a replacement unit.
We accept exchanges, or will refund, unused items within 30 days, although the customer pays return freight as well as freight on the replacement unit.