GRAPAT creates toys without instructions, open-ended and endless play. Their only request is to let children play, slowly, without time limits. Grapat hand crafts materials that encourage, invite and stimulate the creation of invented little worlds.All the products made following traditional processes, in the old way, with thick soft raw materials, natural dyes which let the wood grain shine. The products are painted by hand, homemade, surrounded by nature and many children nearby that inspire the makers daily.
The wood they use comes from sustainable forests and is mainly Beech or Birch. It is robust, soft and hard, it is warm, it sounds good and it smells good. The dyes are based on water and non-toxic, and working with dyes and not with acrylic paints allows Grapat to continue having contact with the wood. The finishes are made with waxes and oils of vegetable origin.
Their workshop is located in the countryside, and being close to nature can make some tones and colours have variations. Each piece that passes through Grapat’s hands is unique. Each one is painted by hand.