Grapat Nins® & Houses
This set comprises 6 Nins® and 6 houses of different sizes with coloured roofs.
Create colourful little villages and towns with this set. Line them up as a street, or separate them out as a village. The Nins each have their own house, and can visit each other. Your child will incorporate other elements to expand the scene to create a versatile and open-ended game, yet representative of every day social interactions.
The materials themselves have purpose - wood is natural and warm. In the hand the soft forms inspire and the textures soothe.
This Waldorf-inspired set will entrance and entertain from 12 months to 100 years!
Grapat Nins® & Houses - The Details
Hand-crafted in Spain.
Wood from sustainable forests.
Finished in natural water-based paint.
Contains 6 Nins 60mm height, & 6 houses of varying size.
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.