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Maria Valkova


Atanas Mihaltchev

Paper toys created to develop three-dimensional thinking and fine motor skills

Hartiatoys® is a Montreal, Canada-based graphic design company, whose name comes from combining "HARTIA" (the word for "paper" in certain Slavic languages) and "TOYS".

It was founded in 2001 as a partnership between Atanas Mihaltchev and Maria Valkova.

Hartiatoys® produces Couplicoles® (taken from the French for cut-fold-paste), paper toys which are easy and fun to make.

Designed for arts & crafts lovers of all ages, they are perfect for group activities. Couplicoles® are also a great way for parents and grand-parents to spend quality time with their children, teaching them how to cut, fold and assemble colorful 3D characters.

The company's founder, Atanas Mihaltchev, is a professional graphic designer, who has won several awards for his original creations.