The Mader family business, owned and operated by Klaus and Margit Mader, was founded in 1991 in Austria. Mader creates all of their tops exclusively by hand. Classical wood turning techniques are used, as are more technically difficult methods, such as overhead reaming and undercutting. In up to 20 work stages, the tops are turned, burned, embossed, carved, brushed, painted and varnished. Mader’s business philosophy is quite simple. All tops are to be made by hand, suitable as toys for children of all ages, affordable and, even if already played with, can be displayed in a museum display case.