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About us

Welcome to Arte Viva

Arte Viva is a dynamic Dutch company specialized in innovative niche child safety products. It was founded in 2000 by Rob Marcus and our products are currently sold in more than 60 countries all over the world. It is our aim to invent, develop and produce our goods in Western Europe.

Our mission

Arte Viva wants to make safe kindergartens and schools the norm all over the world. This is why we focus on child safety products that create a safe and care-free environment for children. Many of the accidents in kindergartens are caused by doors. Often children get their fingers stuck in between a door which may cause  severe injuries and traumatizes the child. Another very common type of accident is that children hurt themselves on sharp edges or corners. This is why we offer solutions for these kinds of problems in kindergartens. Our products create a safe environment so that children can play and learn safely at kindergartens and schools.

In countries like the Netherlands, France, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Singapore and Dubai door finger guards have been made mandatory in childcare. In the Netherlands for example, the number of accidents related to doors has dropped by more than 40% in 2014 compared to 2008. It is our goal to achieve equally strong results in other countries as well. We can only achieve this with your help!

To create more awareness of this issue we are working on creating and distributing check lists of dangerous spots in and around kindergartens and nurseries. Through these documents we want to shine a light on the dangers of doors and other dangerous spots. Our ultimate goal is to make finger door guards mandatory in all kindergartens and schools so the number of accidents continues to fall.

This is why our mission is to create a safer world for our children by reducing the number of accidents in kindergartens and schools.

Corporate social responsibility

As an internationally operating organization, we want to give something back to society and support people with disabilities. This is why the community in Wijk Bij Duurstede is especially important to us. We collaborate with “Reinaerde” to employ mentally handicapped personnel. They help us with the packaging of our finger door guards, corner guards and many other projects. Through these measures we want to do our part to reduce inequalities by employing people who otherwise have a harder time being employed, but are very capable.

Every year Arte Viva organizes a hockey tournament for mentally disabled people at the hockey club Dorsteti. Hockey is a passion of Rob Marcus, and therefore organize an event like this a natural choice to give something back to the community.

Sandra Lansbergen puts her time and expertise at disposal to Women on Wings, an organization that provides business consulting to social enterprises in India with the aim to create jobs for women in poor areas in India.

We also strive to minimize our impact on the environment. That is why we have a paperless office and source all our energy from solar panels on the roof of Arte Viva, this makes the building energy neutral. We also aim to reduce CO2 emissions in our supply chain as well. For that reason we try to keep our supply chain short and produce mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

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Finger Alert 110°

for doors opening up to 110°

designed for the consumers

tested for 250.000 opening and closing movements

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