The German company Zwergnase was founded in 1994 by the talented designer Nicole Marschollek and her husband Bernd Menzer, and since 1996 has been based in Schalkau near Sonneberg. It is Nicole's artistic talent that shines through in each and every doll. The dolls remain made in Germany to Nicole's exacting standards and each doll design is unique. Nicole endeavours to capture child like expressions in every doll, rather than just produce another doll with a pretty photographic smile. Their individuality is also reflected in their appearance: clothes, hairstyle, accessories are all part of an overall statement. These dolls are simply adorable and are for those of us who like something a little different.