Rokus van Blokland
Corry van Blokland Mobach

Sio Montage
"Sio Montage is born in the years '56 - '57. The first start was a thick plastic bolt van Blokland got hold of. This made him play with all kinds of opportunities that were offered by the bolt. After the bolt came a nut, perforated wooden strips, blocks with threaded shafts, discs and wheels. " (Het Parool, Dec 1, 1962).

The Sio Montage system is based on a size of 2.5 cm. All parts can be found in this grid.
The slats and blocks are coloured in bright transparant colours using the Sioliet dyeing method.

The Sio Montage collection has been expanded throughout the years with many new parts and construction sets. These created new possibilities and challenges to the young builder.

Sio Montage building sets were produced by Sio in very large numbers and exported to many countries.



1973 Folder Sio Montage sets
1957 First Sio Montage

In the first years Sio Montage was called Sioliet Montage, named after the colouring technique, developed by the Sio factory. These first sets had a wooden wrench and screwdriver.
Size: 42 × 22 × 4 cm

1967 Sio Montage supplement sets
1968 Sio Montage folder
Sio Montage models

Photo's: Piet Mobach

1969 Atelier

Design of new models.
Photo: Piet Mobach for article in De Telegraaf

1965 Men at work
1973 Sio Montage folder
1971 Models with motor
1973 Sio Montage airplane
1970 Sio Montage 1

Label new series of construction sets
Size: 30 × 30 × 4 cm

1970 Sio Montage 4

Size: 50 × 35 × 4 cm

1973 Sio Montage helicopter

Box in a serie of 6 different models.
SIze: 21 × 21 × 3,5 cm

1973 Label Sio Montage crane
1975 Playing with Sio Montage set 102

Photo: Kees Pot

1974 Sio Montage 165

Size: 42 × 30 × 4 cm
Photo label: Kees Pot

1979 Fork lift truck

Size: 30 × 20 × 3,5 cm

1982 Sio Montage Firebrigade

Label with sides which fold over the sides.

1982 Sio Montage Colour designs

Tamponprinting was a new innovative method which made it possible to print on thick wooden surfaces with holes. The entire production line including the cliches were lost in the 1982 fire.
The production has later been continued at another location.

1983 Stand Toy Fair Nuremberg

Presentation of the new serie building sets.

1985 Design Sio Montage 300
1985 Sio Montage 300, drawing model