Hans & Leo is an online specialty store offering Montessori-inspired artworks. The shop features wall art products that are designed to cultivate learning at an early age.
Being parents themselves, the company owners say that their inspiration for opening the shop was their very own children. The couple describes the company as being “inspired by our children to inspire other children.” Through the message conveyed by their artworks, they aim to help other parents and educators in creating an environment of learning for young ones.
The items offered by Hans & Leo were personally crafted by the owners, making use of animal characters to represent messages that inspire independence, confidence, self-discipline, mutual respect, and emotional connection. The shop currently showcases The We Are collection that includes three different designs, namely the Exploring Pandas, Kind Lions, and Helpful Ants wall arts. The animal depictions are accompanied by thoughtful and encouraging wordings such as “We are kind. Even if we disagree, we will not hurt each other.”
In the very words of Maria Montessori, Hans & Leo owners explain the significance of their work to the development of children.
They quote, “The child has a different relation to the environment from ours… the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear.”
Aside from the thoughtful content of the artworks, another notable aspect of the company’s products is their print quality. According to the Hans & Leo team, all their materials are giclée printed which is considered the gold standard in art printing. This means that their products use 100% polyester fiber canvas instead of the more common, paper. Colored with pigment-base inks, the prints are also guaranteed to have much longer-lasting vibrancy. Moreover, the canvases are built to be damage-resistant and will not tear or warp.
There are three different size options that buyers can choose from, 12 x 18 inches, 18 x 24 inches, and 24 x 30 inches. Each package already includes a ready to hang kit for easy mounting. The artworks make great wall pieces for playrooms, classrooms, or nurseries, said the team.
Hans & Leo provides free shipping to all shoppers within the US and Canada. The expected delivery is two days for US buyers while it takes about six to ten days for those in Canada. International shipping is also available for the corresponding cost.
The shop accepts multiple payment options as well including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Paypal, Shopify, Apple pay, Square, and Discover.
Hans & Leo’s products are currently sold on Amazon and Etsy in addition to its direct website, http://www.hansandleo.com/.