GRAPAT PALOS

GRAPAT PALOS

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Grapat Palos

Grapat Palos

A set of 18 Palos®. Handcrafted from solid wood, the cone shape lends itself beautifully to each Palos wearing a different colour hat, with 2 inquisitive eyes peeping out.

Grapat make natural, sustainable and open-ended play materials inspired by nature in the heart of Catalunya, Spain.  Enjoy playing!

GRAPAT provides material without instructions, Open-ended and favors free and autonomous play. Our only premise is to let children play, slowly, without time limits. We suggest material that encourages, invites and stimulates the creation of several fantastic, realistic and invented little worlds. It is made following traditional processes, in the old way, with thick soft raw materials, natural dyes which let the wood veins be seen and vibrant coloured waxes and oils that slightly shine. The products are painted by hand, homemade, surrounded by land, fire, rivers and many children nearby, who inspire us daily.

Inspired by Children and Nature

Grapat is a small family project that came to life when the founders, Jordi and Casiana left the city to live in the beautiful natural environment at the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains of Catalunya in Spain. Inspired by watching their three year old daughter at play Grapat believe that play should be respected and protected, and children given space and silence to create moments of true play.

Free play, loose parts, open and unstructured material allow children to play and express from their own internal needs. Grapat materials invite the creation of diverse worlds and free imagination

Beauty & Colour

Grapat work the color with true affection, the tones, how they degrade, how they change.  They are inspired by the colours within nature and how they connect us to the seasons.  They also understand that colour connects us to our own emotions and to all that happens to us in our internal world.

Each piece of Grapat is lovingly painted by hand.  Working with non-toxic water-based dyes they allow the wood and its nuances to shine through.

All Grapat finishes are made with waxes and oils of vegetable origin.

All our materials comply with the safety regulations of the EN71-1/2/3

Caring for people & the world

The wood Grapat use comes from sustainable forests. Wood is the source that inspires Grapat daily. “It is robust, soft and hard, it is warm, it sounds good and it smells good.”

The cloth bags that are included in some of the Grapat products come from big companies that discard material when they find a small defect. Grapat remove those defects and giving them a second life.

From 2019 Grapat led the way in the toy industry by eliminating 100% the use of plastic from their packaging.

Grapat work as an extended family, employing people local to their own community; and collaborate with foundations that take care of people with Special Needs who help them with their packaging tasks.

“When moments of true play occur we take care of it, we protect it as if it were a sacred moment.”

“We work at home, with earth, fire and river around, and many children always close by inspiring us daily as they flutter through the garden …”

“It inspires us daily to see how the need for children is to play.”

“When moments of true play occur we take care of it, we protect it as if it were a sacred moment.”

“We work at home, with earth, fire and river around, and many children always close by inspiring us daily as they flutter through the garden …”

“It inspires us daily to see how the need for children is to play.”

“When moments of true play occur we take care of it, we protect it as if it were a sacred moment.”

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