Hi! We’re Nasir and Saber — brothers and co-founders of Cassarokids. This company is driven by our passion for beautiful design, sustainability, and love of play.
We were born in the city of Shiraz, Iran — internationally known for its amazing art and design. The culture of Shiraz is immersed in luxurious fabrics and beauty — and it made for a brightly colored childhood.
Almost every day, our family would venture into town. And on the way home, we’d often take a shortcut through the Grand Bazaar. Watching the artists make their furniture with beautiful inlays and brass plates was mesmerizing. When I think back on it, I can still smell the spices and picture all the colorful fabrics. It was our happy place.
Shiraz exposed us to the arts, and we both developed an early appreciation for design. The memories of our childhood are soaked in the colors, textures, and beauty of the natural world. A world we strive as a business to protect.
After moving to Dubai in the late 70s, we began working with our family in their new interior design firm. This family business grew into Cassaro — a now internationally-known line of designer fabrics. And as Cassaro grew, our family traveled, visiting different manufacturers around the world and exploring a wide range of cultures.
After attending college in Texas, we both chose to settle in Houston. And our first job outside of college was to expand Cassaro to the US market.
This was a joy, and we learned a lot. But after marrying and starting our own families, we knew we wanted to get back to our first loves — creating imaginative, innovative, eco-friendly, and beautiful furniture.
While traveling through Italy we were introduced to wooden, indoor play structures. They reminded us of our childhood adventures — climbing trees and exploring. And our kids loved them. Having the freedom to climb and explore without needing to leave home was exciting. And it captured something we felt was missing in today’s society — joy in imaginative play.
So, with our young kids and our own colorful childhood as inspiration, we created the first Cassarokids product — the Rainbow Rocker.
As our products have expanded, so has our mission: To create a better world with our sustainable and imaginative playsets. Because with a little more imagination and better choices, we can create a brighter, more colorful future for everyone.
Thank you for supporting our small business!
Nasir and Saber