We can’t hide our Grapat addiction. These tiny toys hold something very special within them. The colours, the wooden texture, the 'oh so cute' designs and the creative and imaginative play possibilities.
Let's talk more about this Spanish brand. We know you'll fall in love with them too (if you haven’t already). We'll take you through the all-time favourites in 'Grapat family' and introduce some brand new exciting additions.
Behind the scenes of Grapat
Grapat was founded in a small Spanish town of Catalonia by a husband and wife team, Casiana and Jordi. They both came from the world of advertising and theatre but were inspired by their two kids. They moved to the country to start Grapat.
Grapat is a very small family business with a slow production process. The raw materials, the dyes and the working conditions of everyone involved are of paramount importance. Keep this in mind when you see some items out of stock!
Grapat toys are subject to nature. They say that their purple colour changes in tone depending if they paint with or without Tramuntana (typical local wind).
Each piece is unique and is painted by hand. The ‘imperfections’ of wood are the characteristics that make each piece special and even more valuable.Grapat creates toys without instructions because the simplicity of their design offers infinite possibilities. It allows kids to develop creative and imaginative games, activities and unstructured play.
New 2020 products
Now let's get to the new exciting part. This year Grapat launched a few brand new toys and they are incredible:
The Lola set of 72 pieces favours versatility and the variety of game possibilities. It's simply perfect to develop creative and divergent thinking.
The 6 Tomten that allows creating creative playing possibilities where their characters can be transformed according to the imagination.
An exciting addition to the Mandala Collection. 36 loose-part wooden trees in soft natural colour, inspired by nature. Use them as forests, street trees in your small-world settings or as props in games.
Another Mandala newbie. 36 loose-part wooden stones in soft natural colour, inspired by nature. Use them as moon rocks or pebbles in your small-world settings and dioramas, or as props in imaginative and role-play games.
Perfect for stringing, stacking, hiding and discovering and creating different games. These rings in its 4 different measures allow the classification, grouping and association of elements through their size and shape. Ideal for the development of logical-mathematical thinking.
Stunning colour shades that degrade its hue from brighter to lighter shade. Perfect for filling and emptying, transfers and loading, hiding and discovering. These bowls of different sizes also allow you to create worlds of towers, colours, constructions, hide treasures like little boxes or even roll one inside the other.
It helps to create a collected and bounded scenario that favours attention and care with the elements that participate.
Grapat 'family members'
There are a few mystical characters in Grapat family. They're all different and have their names. Let us introduce you so you can be on a first-name basis:
Pirates, fairies, or family members? They don’t have eyes, or gender so kids can decide which characters they are.
- Baby Nins
Babies! These little ones are smaller than the regular Nins. When combined with adult Nins, they can represent different generations adding an extra element to imaginative play.
Tomten Nins are elves that remind us of a forest world where all magical creatures live.
Magos are the wizards and magicians of the small worlds. Of course, they wear tall, flat-crowned, cylindrical hats.
Brots are peg people who may be insects, robots, aliens or anyone else.
Palos are also called sticks. They can be goblins, fantastic creatures, trees, animals, or anything else kids might imagine.
There are also plenty of other awesome Grapat designs such as houses, cups, coins and much much more. These loose parts become part of the process of creating incredible small worlds.
Shop our Grapat collection here.