Grimm's Spiel & Holz Design
Grimm’s designs, manufactures and sells beautiful wooden toys. Their motto is to develop long-lasting toys, whose simple shapes together with their beautiful colours and inviting textures can be used for all ages. “In-house, in Hochdorf, Germany, Grimm’s do design, oiling dying, quality assurance, packing & shipping. They outsource woodworking to some external, independent shops”.
Grimm’s toys follow Waldorf and Montessori principles. They support sensory perception, freedom of expression and non linear thinking. Many of their products bring colour into therapy and support motor therapy. Many of Grimm’s products have been recommended by ‘Spiel Gut’ – good toy guide.
Grimm’s use mainly alder, lime, maple and cherry wood. They highlight the texture, feel, colour and sound of wood as a natural material for toys: bacteria cannot reproduce on wood, it can be easily repaired if broken and it is recyclable. Most of Grimm’s products are made by hand. All of the dyes are water based and in accordance with EN 71 are non-toxic and suitable for children. The same is true for the natural oil used.