Family-run Grapat is founded on the concept of natural simplicity. At their home in the Pyrenean mountains of Catalunya, Casiana and Jordi were inspired by watching their daughter play freely, with very few toys at her disposal. Unhindered by pre-determined ideas or games, she created worlds of her own from things she found at home or outside in nature, playing intensely for many happy hours.
They realized that when children are given the freedom to imagine, their play becomes something they take very seriously indeed, working hard at it for hours and days, immersed in universes of their own creation. Inspired by this experience with their daughter, they set out to create their vision, a world of play that could flourish for other children in the way their daughters had.
Using only natural wood, their creations are fewer toys than props for children to use how they want to: simple peg dolls (‘nins’), cups, bowls, balls, and blocks are at the core of the range, all of them in earthy, natural shades with the wood’s grain left visible. The natural qualities of the wood, the sound, and the smell as well as the look and feel, are an important part of the Grapat experience.