Our manufactory was founded in 1932 and located Semenov town, Nizhniy Novgorod area, Russia.
We specialize in manufacturing of hand-made wooden toys with painting, the most famous of them is MATRYOSHKA. This kind of matryoshka is named SEMYONOVSKAYA.
It was designed at our manufactory in the 50’s of the 20th century and had a yellow shawl, a red dress and a bouquet of the flowers on the uncolored apron.
Earlier, many of wooden toys and souvenirs were produced at this factory, such as pyramids, orbs, apples, money boxes and others.
In 1951 some toys of our factory were exhibited in London.
Then, in 1953, the manufactory started to export matryoshka in the amount of 60 thousand pieces per year.
In 60s many new workshops were built and a new equipment was installed for needs of the manufactory. Also an experimental group was created and started developing new products.
The biggest matryoshka in the world was cut out and paint in 1970 by the Semenov Art Manufactory.
It had 72 pieces and had 1 meters in height and 0,5 meters in diameter. It was recorded in the Guiness Book of Records as the biggest matryoshka ever.
In 1975 new workshops was built and equipped with semiautomatic machines of Italian vendor "Traub" and German vendor "Walter Hempel" to produce small dolls of matryoshka and chessmen.
In 80s the range of products was expanding, demand of the goods was increasing, the production was ramping up.
In 90s, when USSR crumbled, Semenov Art Manufactory almost ended its being, all partnerships were lost.
But we managed to save a small part of this huge manufactory and traditional production technology of wood treatment and painting. Now we continue creating and developing new partnerships within both in the domestic and world market too.
We already cooperate with many partners around the world from different countries, such as Germany, Finland, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Japan, Great Britain and others.
We are a regular participant in such international exhibitions as L'Artigiano in Milano, Foire de Paris. Also we participated in Ambiente 2017 in Frankfurt, Creative in Madrid and Barcelona 2016, Intergift in Madrid 2017.
We are always ready to cooperate with new partners to create amazing hand-made products, embodying your boldest ideas. Reach experience, professionalism of our painters and responsible approach to solving difficult tasks make us a reliable long-partners.