Liz Rawlinson founder of gus and beau playmats

Gus & Beau


We want to give playtime a grown-up twist and believe that tummy time can be fun and trendy. Our playmats will grow with your babies every step of the way.

Designed in simple patterns and muted tones to fit in with your interiors.

We use the highest quality non-toxic foam. The best part? It is wipe-clean!

The story behind the business
Meet Gus and Beau

Hello! I’m Liz and I’m the founder of gus + beau. I’ve worked in online retail for over 15 years, working for some incredible companies, including Liberty, L'Oréal and

After the birth of my second son, Gus, in 2017, I found myself looking for ways to create safe playing areas for him in our living spaces at home. I struggled to find beautiful playmats which would blend in with our interiors. As I watched Gus grow, toddle and play, I spotted a gap in the market; a premium playmat that was not only functional and safe, but complemented our home’s style and aesthetic.

So, while on maternity leave, I decided to design and manufacture my own. After working in retail (and spending a lot of time on Instagram) I could see that parents wanted simple designs in muted tones and clean patterns when it came to playtime for their babies.

My playmat designs are made to blend in to your living area, nursery, kitchen, or wherever you want to create a safe play space for your little ones.

My greatest inspirations are my sons, Gus, Jerry and Beau. Our rainbow baby boys, Gus and Jerry, and our first, Beau, who lives forever in our hearts.

founder Credentials

  • Female Founded Business


Unit 6A Causewayend

Station Rd



CO11 2LH

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