a collection of decorative wooden characters from around the world


a collection of decorative wooden characters from around the world

The Motleys are a series of decorative wooden figurines that represent different historical and cultural icons from around the world. In creating simple and contemporary stylised characters that are instantly recognisable, the Motleys aim to promote the culture of humanity and equally put a smile on people’s faces.

"we created the Motleys after falling in love with a little idea we have one day"

— Diego, Motley Creator

Each of the characters is individually developed to highlight and showcase their prominent and defining features, from specific costume details to facial expressions and of course their distinctive hairstyles and hats.

It all began on Kickstarter

Our little idea and our dream to share it with the rest of the world only became a reality after we successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign, where we secured the backing of so many wonderful people who helped us bring the Motleys to life.

You can see our campaign video, just click on the image below.


As the Motleys are a celebration of the culture of humanity, it was obvious to us right from the beginning that to do this we couldn’t ignore the inseparable link between humanity and the environment we all inhabit.

This philosophy of gratitude to our environment is deeply engrained within everything we do to create the Motleys. Characters are designed and produced with the highest quality natural materials so they can last for generations. Only biodegradable and non-bleached packaging material is used to protect our little characters while they are in transit. You won’t find any plastic, bubble wrap or harmful polystyrene packaging anywhere near a Motley.

However, we are not naive to think that this is enough! Manufacturing of any kind is obviously, a use of our environment recourses and the Motleys are no different. To offset this we pledge to plant 5 trees for every Motley sold to support Eden project reforestation efforts across the world. This is a pledge we have made from the very beginning and we intend to do as much as we can.

Who we are

Diego & David

We are a pair of friends, colleagues who work together in our sister design studio brightpotato.com. We created the Motleys to be able to realise and share this cool idea with the rest of the world.

the Motleys all over the World!

Help us to populate the World with Motleys and plant more trees in the most devastated areas.