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.
In order to begin visualising Kisu's stories and creations and to get creative insight from an artistic perspective, we went looking for the best artists Finland could offer. Much to our delight Ilpå joined the team as Kisu’s main illustrator.
If you want to see more of her work, follow her at
Fur Affinity: Ilp0
Joining our ranks for Christmas 2021, we have Naruse. She illustrated Pyry and Nuutti for us, as per Kisu’s elaborate descriptions. We’re hoping to see more of her art on our site soon!
Fur Affinity: Narusewolf
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.