Gonzagarredi Montessori (GAM) defines itself as ‘the history of Montessori materials’ because it was in collaboration with this company that Maria Montessori produced her first wooden educational materials. Maria Montessori’s interest in space and furnishings dates from 1907, right at the start of her educational experiences with children aged two and a half to six at number 58 of Via dei Marsi in Rome.
Founded in Italy in 1911 as ‘Ernesto Bassoli e Figli’, and afterwards “Società Anonima per il Materiale Montessori”), Gonzagarredi is one of only three companies in the world that produce Montessori educational material with the supervision and certification of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), headquartered in Amsterdam.
The brand produces children’s furniture and materials of the highest quality in natural wood and intentionally muted colours, all consistent with Maria Montessori’s guidelines and certified by AMI. Gonzagarredi Montessori provide products specially designed to promote learning based on each child’s individual choices and actions and at his or her own pace.