Mother Veronique Michel-Dales created a small company in 1954, when few women embarked on adventures of this kind. She devised educational games that are attractive, intelligent and fun at the same time. The company’s name is reference to the gecko, the lucky lizard, The business took a back seat while her son was growing up. Then in 1989 her son Frederic decided to reawaken the company and make the family business his playground.
In 1997 he started producing his own collection of educational toys, wooden and cardboard jigsaws, and wooden toys. The ranges grew and grew. Now, children in over 60 countries of the World play with Djeco toys. They are sold all over the world, including in the Louvre, the Tate and the MoMA.