Grapat Natural Wooden Spools
This set comprises 3 spools each of different shapes, 45mm in height, finished in natural waxes.
Rolling, stacking, knocking down - simple play at its best. For older children, the pieces are an excellent loose-part resource for incorporating into other games and for use with other toys.
The materials themselves have purpose - wood is natural and warm. In the hand the soft forms inspire and the textures soothe. As the wood isn't colour-washed or painted, the natural properties of the wood really shine through - the grain, colour, lustre, texture, and macro-structure, which all make each piece really unique and beautiful.
This Waldorf-inspired set will entrance and entertain from 12 months to 100 years!
Grapat Natural Wood Spools - The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
Finished in natural waxes.
Contains 3 pieces each 45mm in height, natural wood.
No plastic packaging.
Age: 12+ months.
Grapat, Catalonia, Spain.
Grapat is a small family project that materialized from leaving the city to live in a natural environment. However, the idea began to grow many years ago, during the first 3 years of the owners' eldest daughter. She had almost no toys and that led them to consider the need for children to even have them. They allowed her to use everyday objects, they opened kitchen cupboards, and allowed books to become roads, and scarves to be transformed into huts.
The whole ethos behind Grapat is free play, loose parts, open and unstructured materials which transform into what children decide and which are the expressions of their imaginations at that moment in time. They are materials without instructions, the only premise is to let children play, without time, slowly. Wood is a material that incites, invites, causes the creation of diverse worlds which are fantastic, realistic and yet entirely imaginary.