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Maileg

Dorthe Mailil, is a Danish designer and illustrator living and working in Herning, Denmark. She is perhaps best known as the owner and Creative Director behind Maileg, a charming brand of toys that merge modern Scandinavian design with storybook whimsy and meticulous attention to detail.
Dorthe’s passion for design began at a young age, leading her to enroll in the prestigious Danish Design School in 1996 to pursue a career in graphic design. Dorthe also supplemented her education with studies at L’ecole D’art de Marseille and Paris, which she cites as contributing to the inspiration behind many of the sweet and nostalgic details that define the Maileg brand.
As the unlikely outcome of one of Dorthe’s class projects, Dorthe created a distinctive clay character of exaggerated proportions whose spunky personality and charm immediately won the hearts of her entire class. This “pixie” quickly grew into a family of pixies, and Dorthe moved from the medium of clay to felt. Fabric. Following her joy for childhood play and imagination (at all ages!) Dorthe and her husband Erik founded Maileg in 1999 - combining their last name “Mailil” with the “leg”, the Danish word for play.
Since founding Maileg, Dorthe has won many awards and honors for both her toys, as well as for her well-known illustrations that appear around the world in books, magazines and even TV shows. Dorthe continues to provide all creative direction for Maileg, contributing to a growing family that now includes bunnies, mice, forest friends, The Ginger family – all living in a charming world of hand-sewn clothing, modern furniture and playful accessories.
It is unlikely to see Dorthe anywhere without her sketchbook in hand, and she has been known to wake up in the middle of the night with the newest idea for her next Maileg creation. There is no telling where her imagination will take Dorthe, and Maileg next!
Mommy hedgehog

Mommy hedgehog

€ 28,00

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Soft bunny brown, small

Soft bunny brown, small

€ 18,50

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Little sister mouse in box

Little sister mouse in box

€ 21,00

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Baby mice twins in box

Baby mice twins in box

€ 28,00

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Baby mouse sleepy/wakey in box, boy

Baby mouse sleepy/wakey in box, boy

€ 18,50

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Baby mouse sleepy/wakey in box, girl

Baby mouse sleepy/wakey in box, girl

€ 18,50

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Baby mouse in carrycot

Baby mouse in carrycot

€ 24,00

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Dancing ballerina bunny in tube

Dancing ballerina bunny in tube

€ 28,00

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Medium bunny light, girl

Medium bunny light, girl

€ 34,00

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Medium bunny brown, girl

Medium bunny brown, girl

€ 34,00

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Mega light bunny, Daisy

Mega light bunny, Daisy

€ 67,50

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Mega bunny brown, girl

Mega bunny brown, girl

€ 60,00

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Mega bunny light, girl

Mega bunny light, girl

€ 60,00

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Soft bunny light, small

Soft bunny light, small

€ 18,50

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My first bunny in box, blue

My first bunny in box, blue

€ 24,00

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Pig truffle, medium

Pig truffle, medium

€ 28,00

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My first bunny in box, rose

My first bunny in box, rose

€ 24,00

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Tooth fairy, big brother mouse with metal box

Tooth fairy, big brother mouse with metal box

€ 26,50

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Tooth fairy, big sister mouse with metal box

Tooth fairy, big sister mouse with metal box

€ 26,50

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Ballerina in suitcase

Ballerina in suitcase

€ 24,00

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Superhero mouse in suitcase

Superhero mouse in suitcase

€ 24,00

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Elephant rattle

Elephant rattle

€ 14,00

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Hippo rattle

Hippo rattle

€ 14,00

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Pig rattle

Pig rattle

€ 14,00

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Hippo, large

Hippo, large

€ 70,00

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Rhino, medium

Rhino, medium

€ 32,00

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Polly pork, medium

Polly pork, medium

€ 32,00

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