After years of contemplation, extensive research and preparation, Kisu and Friends was founded in early 2021 by Simo and Tom, a couple living in Finland. Joining forces with their (completely not imaginary!) feline friend Kisu, the company serves as an outlet for the cat to get his stories published and for the two lackeys to implement their handcraft skills, bringing Kisu's friends to life in the most exciting ways imaginable.
As the concept became clear, we sought out the best artist around to begin visualize Kisu's stories and creations and to get creative insight from an artistic perspective; that's when Ilpå joined the team. All the amazing art on the site and on Kisu's diary is illustrated by her.
If you want to see more of her work, follow her at
Fur Affinity: Ilp0
More than a maker
From the very get-go, we've wanted to bring the party to everybody - proudly and unembarassed. With our Friends community, everyone can participate and everyone is welcome to join. We're expanding our vision from just appealing looking and functional products to full-blown characters and stories behind every toy we make.