Happy Spaces was created in 2008 by two lifelong friends, Mia Papania and Leanne Franse.
After graduating from university in 2000, we both started work in the financial services industry and spent the next 8 years climbing our way up the corporate ladder. We were successful but still felt unfulfilled with what corporate life offered and wanted a more creative career, which celebrated our appreciation and love for art, clever design and beautiful products.
After the arrival of Leanne’s first child, Jake, the light bulb moment occurred and our venture became clear, the market was shouting out for a central place to buy beautiful, unique, finely crafted wall art that was just for kids!
So we’ve spent all our days (and weekends) searching for the worlds most inspiring artists and finest printers. We tested canvas materials, inks, varnish, wooden bars and countless different packaging. We worked side by side with the industries brightest sparks to design our branding and website until …tahdah; we finished creating the perfect online art gallery for children, Happy Spaces! All our canvas prints are made with love, care and attention to detail, we hope that you like our collection – we think it’s pretty special.
We work closely with our group of exceptionally talented artists, who come from all over the world, to offer designs that are refreshingly different, exciting and fun for children. Our printers have painstakingly met our every request to ensure our canvas prints are kind on the eye (finished to the finest detail), and kind to the environment (we only use sustainable wooden bars and recyclable plastics in our packaging).
Our collection of wall art will be growing all the time, to include fine art prints, limited editions and hopefully originals in the near future. So have a look around and pop in every once in a while to see what new additions we have in store for you.
Mia and Leanne
The Happy Space Founders