Why are Happy Squares good for children's development?

STEAM educational subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) are all in play when working with Happy Squares!

Happy Squares accompany and support children along their learning journey: fine motor skills, a sense of balance, three-dimensional exploration, developing imagination, counting and calculating, developing vocabulary, knowledge and understanding of the world, and problem solving.

Used in groups, it allows children to share and build together, develop each other's ideas, and learn how to develop communication and cooperation skills.


Why are Happy Squares safe for children?

Happy Squares are currently being tested by an independent laboratory in the UK and therefore will be soon CE certified.

The corners of all parts are round to allow children to play smoothly and safely, and there are no small parts, which means that younger siblings and friends can help as well!


Where and how are Happy Squares made?

Happy Squares sets are made by Richard and his team, operating a family business based in Woolwich.

The cardboard is made from recycled materials and sourced in the UK.

Each piece is cut on a machine, using "dies", which are cutting tools manufactured in London by Marc and Harry.

The bags are made of GOTS certified organic cotton, and are screen-printed in Wiltshire with eco-friendly based inks.


6 years old Emilie

Who is behind Happy Squares?

My name is Emilie Queney.

This is me when I was six, spending time building houses everywhere and with anything.

I am a French architect, artist and mother of two living in London. I am passionate about fun and poetic views on architecture.

In 2014, I founded Archihihi, an organisation dedicated to the fun discovery and reclaiming of architecture using free play, fun, pleasure, making, and creativity.

Since my studies in the early 2000’, I have been captivated by the power of play connected to architecture. I am convinced that the purpose of architecture is to serve and give pleasure to everyone, regardless of gender, culture and age.

Architecture surrounds us all: let’s get inside and love it from an early age!