Grimm's

Our intent is to design toys, whose simple and reduced design together with beautiful colouring and inviting surface feel are well suited for all ages – products that are played with over and over again.

GRIMM’S is a family owned company which develops, manufactures and sells wooden toys worldwide.

The headquarters staff in Hochdorf, Germany does all the design work, the surface finish and treatment, assembly, quality control, packing and shipping.

Woodworking is outsourced to a few independent shops in Europe only. The owner of the largest one among them learned his woodworking skills at our company over many years before he founded his own company in his country.

After receipt of the raw products, we inspect for quality and complete the remaining production steps here in Germany.

Most our products are sanded by hand, which gives them a different look and feel versus machined products.

The roots of the firm Grimm´s Spiel und Holz Design began almost 35 years ago − in 1978. In August 2006, the company formerly known as Spiel und Holz Design became Grimm´s Spiel und Holz Design under new ownership.

We are certified in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 quality standard.

We regularly test our toys for quality and safety. All of our products including the colour and oil meet the european standard for safety of toys (EN71) and the US standards.

piktrogramm_nachhaltigkeit  Our wood is only sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe. We use alder, lime, beech and maple trees.

piktrogramm_farben_oele  All colors and oils we use are certified in accordance with the EN 71 and CPSIA/ASTM 963 standards. They are completely harmless.

piktrogramm_oeko_tex  The fabrics of our dolls are Oeko-Tex certified.

piktrogramm_werkstaetten_fuer_behinderte_menschen  Some of our products are made in cooperation with handicapped people: Magnet Puzzles, Sparkling Mandalas and Mobiles (Item No. 70240-44).

grimms_piktrogramm_therapie_erpr  Most of our products are also suitable for therapeutic work in many ways. This products has been successfully tested in therapy: Puzzle Octagon and Puzzle Butterfly.

piktrogramm_pflegehinweis  If you clean our products only use a damp cloth. Please do not submerge in water and do not use disinfectant or hot water.

grimms_piktrogramm_verpackung  For us, it is important to achieve minimal packaging because we do not want to contribute to worldwide packaging waste any more than absolutely necessary to ensure safe transport.

 

We love wood because it is a natural material so it always has various markings that show up in our products, making each one unique.
Grimm’s toys are always one a kind, carrying unique marks made by nature. Wood grain has changing structures and colours which serve as proof of its
natural origins. The unique variations are proof of quality, not defects. Discover the markings that make your Grimm’s toy Simply Unique!

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The Special Charisma
Wood is expressive, refined through the signs of time: it is so robust that it accompanies us a long time.
Wood is aesthetically beautiful: it tells the story of nature and life.
When its journey through the generations comes to an end, it is able to be recycled back into nature.

The Sound
Wood has a warm and vivid sound. Instruments made of wood showcase its full sound spectrum.

The Smell
Through the smell of wood, we feel its originality, clarity and sincerity.

The Taste
Do you remember how wood tastes?
We do not need additives for wood, therefore it is ideal for teething rings, rattles and grasping toys for our small children. Its surface binds humidity because it is open and rough. On this dry surface bacteria cannot grow – they die. In addition, some types of wood have special properties which have germicidal effects.

The Feel
Wood feels good in our hands with its warmth and distinct surface.

To enhance the vibrant expression of wood, we only varnish our wood with color and oil.

We are producing natural and sustainable wooden toys. As a result, our toys always have unique markings since wood grain has changing structures and colours which serve as proof of its natural origins. The unique variations are proof of the toy’s quality and not a defect.

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An outstanding and unique characteristic of all our building blocks is the velvety surface which arises because we use colour glaze that penetrates into the wood, leaving a matte finish rather than a glossy one.
It may sporadically happen with new products that initially some excess colour pigments will get released which results in colour transfer. We recommend wiping the transferred surface with a wet, lint-free cloth to remove colour pigments. Our colours are non-toxic, water based stains that are absolutely harmless and tested in-depth for colour fastness in contact with saliva. » more information

grimms_icon_pflegehinweisIf you clean our products only use a damp cloth. Please do not submerge in water and do not use disinfectant or hot water.