We are so pleased to welcome GRAPAT to Gathered. We believe in buying less but buying better and these beautiful handmade wooden toys perfectly fit our ethos here in store and at home.
Grapat is a small family business based in the beautiful countryside of Catalunya, Spain. Grapat create open ended resources to inspire free and autonomous play. Their only premise is to let children play, slowly, without time limits.
The resources are made by hand following traditional processes. The wood Grapat uses comes from sustainable forests and is a source of inspiration. It is robust, soft and hard, it is warm, it sounds and smells good! Natural water based dyes allow the wood veins to be seen and finishes are made with waxes and oils of vegeatable origin. Grapat have totally eliminated plastic from their packaging to contribute to the reduction of waste on the planet.
Grapat Sets promote creative and divergent thinking. Free play allows children to connect with their deepest desire and develop activity they need. The unstructured and open-ended play objects do not have a correct or incorrect way to be used, so work without instructions. Grapat materials are so open that they accompany the child in all their learning phases. The Nins, rings, coins, mates and other pieces are transformed into a symbolic materials for the creation of stories and the construction of small worlds, in addition to serving for mathematical, language and sensory games.