Our Story

From Father to Son: How Everything Started

Hello. My name is Jorge, I'm a Mechanical Engineer who has a passion for carpentry and design for as long as I can remember. During COVID, I built a small workshop in my home patio where everything started. In 2021 I decided to give Sapiens Child a chance. I quit my 9 to 5, started the business, moved to a proper warehouse and kept this dream alive. 



A passion ignited

My wife is an AMI Certified Montessori Guide. When our child was born, she always reminded me of the importance of having child-sized furniture at home so that he could develop his confidence and independence properly.

It makes sense when you think about it. How can a child learn to sit and eat independently and properly if the table is too high to reach? How can they hang their own coat like daddy does if they can't reach the hook?

My wife asked me to design and make furniture and toys for our firstborn son. This is how I started a very exciting and creative journey to find pieces that would not only help him develop independence but also be compact enough to fit our small apartment.


Jorge with his wife and son.

A small space doesn't have to feel small.

We live in a very small apartment in Vancouver. Space is tight, and we wanted to have furniture for our child, but we didn't want it to take over our whole place. It was challenging to find beautiful, compact pieces that did not compromise the aesthetics. If I had this problem, others must have it as well, so does a small space have to feel small? Not at all.

Luckily, I found myself a new excuse to continue turning my side hustle into a business. I started my journey to create adorable learning experiences for children and provide delightful solutions that would fit in small spaces without making them feel cramped, all inspired by Montessori principles, ensuring our child doesn't live in a giant's world.

(Where Sapiens was born: Home Workshop)

Wise Child

Sapiens is derived from a Latin word that means ‘wise’ and this translates to ‘Wise Child’. We are all familiar with the phrase "children's minds are like sponges," expanding every day, getting more experienced and knowledgeable; it’s amazing how eager a child is to learn new things. That's why Sapiens Child strives to bring to you products that will contribute to your child's development. 

Follow Your Monkey

All the products and designs are based on Montessori Method of Education concepts. The idea is to build confidence, promote order, and trust your child’s instinct to develop on their own by exploring independence,  while you set the right environment to promote learning based on self-interest. Follow your child's curiosity. Sapiens Child provides the right tools to help set the right environment and to enable your child's growth in the best way possible. Remember, follow your little monkey.

 From Father to Son

 Follow the MONKEY

Montessori Toddler Furniture - Cute Monkey Pacifier



I can't thank enough the following people who dedicated quality time and energy into making Sapiens a reality:

Daniela López - Logo Design - IG @dalomx

Andrea Kababie - 3D modeling & Rendering - IG @andrea_kababie

Rodrigo Munguia - Template design - IG @trimstudiovancouver

Josue Ochoa - Video Director - IG @josueochoa

Alejandra Lopez (my wife), since she noticed that I’m never as happy as when I spend time in my workshop, so she gave me a big push into putting the effort and making SAPIENS CHILD a reality.